Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/August 7

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This is a list of selected August 7 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article, featured list or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Martyrs Day for Assyrians (1933) cleanup section
; Independence Day in Ivory Coast (1960) empty section
1782 – The Bronze Horseman, an equestrian statue of Peter the Great that serves as one of the symbols of Saint Petersburg, Russia, was unveiled. multiple issues
1927 – The official opening ceremony of the Peace Bridge between Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York, at the east end of Lake Erie, was held two months after it opened to the public. refimprove
1933 – Iraqi troops slaughtered 600–3,000 Assyrians during the Simele massacre in the Dahuk and Mosul districts. cleanup section
1938 – Prisoners from Dachau concentration camp were sent to begin construction of Mauthausen, which would later be part of one of the largest labour camp complexes in German-occupied Europe. expansion
1947 – An expedition led by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl on his raft, the Kon-Tiki, completed a 101-day journey across the Pacific Ocean. refimprove
1965 – Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman of the Federation of Malaysia demanded that Singapore withdraw from the federation, choosing to "sever ties with a State Government that showed no measure of loyalty to its Central Government." unreferenced section
1978 – Two years after the discovery of toxic waste that had been negligently disposed of, U.S. President Jimmy Carter declared a federal health emergency in the Love Canal neighborhood of Niagara Falls, New York. refimprove section
1999 – The Chechnya-based Islamist militia group Islamic International Brigade invaded the neighbouring Russian republic of Dagestan in support of the Shura of Dagestan separatist movement. refimprove section
2007Barry Bonds surpassed Hank Aaron's career home run total with his milestone 756th home run. refimprove section
Richard Sykes (biochemist) (b. 1942) · lots of CN tags



August 7: Qixi Festival (traditional Chinese, 2019)

Alice Huyler Ramsey with her Maxwell automobile
Alice Huyler Ramsey with her Maxwell automobile

Hugh Foliot (d. 1234) · Art Houtteman (b. 1927) · Peter Jennings (d. 2005)

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