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Top 10 August 7 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. In August 1967, the U.S. Defense Department published a 200 page report concluding that most American soldiers didn't fully comprehend the Geneva Conventions. No actions were taken; the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam occurred 7 months later.

  2. After the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but before Japan's surrender, the United States was preparing 7 additional atomic bombs ready to use as early as August 19th, 1945.

  3. The Bon Jovi song “August 7, 4:15”’was written about the strange death of his tour manager’s daughter who was just 6. She was found at the side of the road just a few houses away from her house. Her cause of death was blunt force trauma but what killed her remains speculation today.

  4. There is a short but intense summer plankton bloom. This results in about 5 million tonnes of plankton being produced in August and September. Annually the total is 7 million tonnes.

  5. On August 7, 1838 Samuel Blackwell died, leaving his widow and nine children deeply in debt.

  6. Besides Guadalcanal Island, the islands of Tulagi and Florida were also assaulted by the Marines on August 7.

  7. In August of 1951, Pont-Saint-Espirit, a small village in France, over 250 people were plagued with an unknown sickness. Symptoms such as hallucinations, insomnia, & stomach pains. Some ended up in asylums, & 7 others died. The culprit was later believed to be a bad batch of flour to make bread.

  8. Sheridan was promoted to the commander of the Army of the Shenandoah on August 7, 1864 with the purpose of stopping Confederate attacks into Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.

  9. The Soviet Union gave the US ambassador a carving of the US seal as a “gesture of friendship” in August 1945. It hung in his Moscow study for 7 years before someone realized it was actually a covert listening device. It’s one of the first bugs to use passive audio transmission (no power supply).

  10. On August 7, 1994, clear, gelatinous blobs fell from the sky over a farmhouse during a rainstorm in Oakville, Washington. They still don't know exactly what it is, but it must have come from a living organism because they contained eukaryotic cells which started the "jellyfish theory".

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Carbondale, Illinois is almost dead center for not 1 but 2 total solar eclipses, 7 years apart (Great Eclipse of 2017 on August 21, 2017 and Total Eclipse on April 8, 2024)

The population inside Andersonville Prison's walls in April, 1864 was 7,160. By the end of August the same year the population had risen to 31,693.

Makanda, Illinois Will Experience 2 Back-to-Back Total Solar Eclipses in the Span of 7 Years: One on August 21, 2017 and the Other on April 8, 2024

August 7, 1932 'The Law of Spikelets" was adopted in the USSR. According to that law, anyone collecting even the handful of grain left behind in the fields AFTER the harvest was collected, was sentenced to death or 5-10 years in prison.

Astronomer George Davidson who went to the Chilkat Valley of Alaska to witness the total solar eclipse of August 7, 1869. His confiding of the upcoming eclipse to local Chilkat Indians impressed them and kept them from killing him.

The Bon Jovi song “August 7, 4:15” is about their tour manager’s 6 year old daughter who died under extremely strange circumstances.

The Roseburg Blast. On August 7, 1959, a truck filled with 13000 lbs of fertilizer exploded killing 13.

It is 73y ago that Atomic bombs destroyed the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 6 and 8 August 1945 and that the UN has a Treaty adopted 7 July 2017 with only the Netherlands voting against prohibiting nuclear weapons, tests...

In the town of Oakville, Washington on August 7, 1994, it rained gelatinous globules. These globules contained human white blood cells and made almost everyone ill with flu like symptoms that lasted anywhere between 7 weeks and 3 months, and killed a lot of pets in the area.

On August 21, 1976 the US and South Korean military deployed 813 men, 7 attack helicopters, 20 support helicopters, a handful of attack jets, some B-52 bombers and had 12,000 troops on standby. For what you might ask? To finish cutting down a tree aka Operation Paul Bunyan

Greece will have to repay 6,9 Billion € in July, 5,5 Billion € in August and 6,1 Billion € in September. (the 7 Billions that are being negotiated for several months won't be enough)

The August,1883 volcanic eruption on Krakatoa produced the loudest sound ever known it reverberated around the globe 7 times before dissipating. It could be heard 5,000 miles away, and people with in 160 miles had permenant hearing loss.

The US Navy grew from 790 ships in December 1941 to 6,768 ships in August 1945, going from 7 aircraft carriers to 99 alone

James "Bucky" Welch who lost his arms at 7 years old in August of 1965 rescuing his dog from a moving train. An avid baseball fan, he drew national attention and the likes of Muhammad Ali and various professional sports teams raised $10,000 to buy him three sets of prosthetic arms.

On August 7, 1996 President Bill Clinton made a formalized television announcement to comment on the possible discovery of martian fossils.

Ohio "Sales Holiday" from Friday, August 7, 2015 to August 9, 2015. The First time for OHIO

Crystal Pepsi to return on July 7 in Canada, August 8 in US

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales once tried to change his birthday from August 8 (as noted on his passport and driver's license) to his actual birthday (August 7) on his Wikipedia page, but the entry was rejected due to lack of supporting documentary evidence.

Carbondale, Illinois is almost dead center for not 1 but 2 total solar eclipses, 7 years apart (Great Eclipse of 2017 on August 21, 2017 and Total Eclipse on April 8, 2024)

On 7 August 1974 Philippe Petit, a French high-wire artist performed on a tightrope 1350 feet in the air between the Twin Towers in NYC. He performed for 45 minutes and only got off when it started to rain.

In August of 1951, Pont-Saint-Espirit, a small village in France, over 250 people were affected by a mass poisoning for a few weeks. Symptoms such as hallucination, insomnia, & stomach pains. Some ended up in asylums & 7 died. All of this caused by a suspected bad batch of flour, to make bread.

The Soviet Union gave the US ambassador a carving of the US seal as a “gesture of friendship” in August 1945. It hung in his Moscow study for 7 years before someone realized it was actually a covert listening device–one of the first to use passive audio transmission (no power supply).

Sept= 7, so September should be the 7th month of the year. But thanks to the romans, they added July for Julius and August for Augustus which then shifted the rest of the months by two. Making Sept(7)ember, Oct(8)ober, Nov(9)ember, and Dec(10)ember’s names kind of pointless.

September through December get their names from the roman numbers 7 to 10. They're off by 2 because the original roman calendar was 10 months and had 6/10 months named after numbers. Quintillis & Sextillus (5&6) were renamed after Julius and Augustus (July & August) and changes shifted the rest

September through December get their names from the roman numbers 7 to 10. They're off by 2 because the original roman calendar was 10 months and had 6/10 months named after numbers. 5&6 were renamed after Julius & Augustus (July & August), and adding January & February shifted everything by 2.