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Holidays and observances

  • Indian Akshay Urja Day in India
  • World Mosquito Day

Events

  • 1998 – U.S. embassy bombings: The United States launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical weapons plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
  • 1962 – The NS Savannah, the world's first nuclear-powered civilian ship, embarks on its maiden voyage.
  • 1940 – World War II: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes the fourth of his famous wartime speeches, containing the line "Never was so much owed by so many to so few".
  • 1920 – The National Football League is organized as the American Professional Football Conference in Canton, Ohio
  • 1920 – The first commercial radio station, 8MK (now WWJ), begins operations in Detroit.
  • 1905 – Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary, forms the first chapter of T'ung Meng Hui, a union of all secret societies determined to bringing down the Manchus.
  • 1866 – President Andrew Johnson formally declares the American Civil War over.
  • 1858 – Charles Darwin first publishes his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, alongside Alfred Russel Wallace's same theory.
  • 1794 – Battle of Fallen Timbers: American troops force a confederacy of Shawnee, Mingo, Delaware, Wyandot, Miami, Ottawa, Chippewa, and Potawatomi warriors into a disorganized retreat.
  • 1707 – The first Siege of Pensacola comes to end with the failure of the British to capture Pensacola, Florida.
  • 1083 – Canonization of the first King of Hungary, Saint Stephen and his son Saint Emeric.
  • 636 – Battle of Yarmouk: Arab forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid take control of the Levant away from the Byzantine Empire, marking the first great wave of Muslim conquests and the rapid advance of Islam outside Arabia.

Births

  • 1992 – Demi Lovato, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1990 – Bradley Klahn, American tennis player
  • 1989 – Kirko Bangz, American rapper and producer
  • 1988 – Jerryd Bayless, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Sarah R, Lotfi, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1986 – Steven Zalewski, American ice hockey player
  • 1985 – Blake DeWitt, American baseball player
  • 1985 – Brant Daugherty, American actor
  • 1985 – Joe Vitale, American ice hockey player
  • 1985 – Mark Washington, American football player
  • 1985 – Matt Hague, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Jamie Hoffmann, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Andrew Garfield, American-English actor
  • 1983 – Brian Schaefering, American football player
  • 1983 – Hamza Abdullah, American football player
  • 1981 – Byron Saxton, American wrestler, manager, and sportscaster
  • 1981 – Craig Ochs, American football player
  • 1979 – Cory Sullivan, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Chris Schroder, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Aaron Taylor, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Josh Pearce, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Shockmain Davis, American football player
  • 1976 – Chris Drury, American ice hockey player
  • 1976 – Kristen Miller, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1975 – Elijah Williams, American football player and coach
  • 1974 – Amy Adams, American actress and singer
  • 1974 – Misha Collins, American actor
  • 1973 – Donn Swaby, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1973 – Todd Helton, American baseball player
  • 1972 – Chaney Kley, American actor, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2007)
  • 1972 – Derrick Alston, American basketball player
  • 1972 – Melvin Booker, American basketball player
  • 1970 – Fred Durst, American singer-songwriter
  • 1969 – Billy Gardell, American comedian, actor, and producer
  • 1969 – Mark Holzemer, American baseball player and scout
  • 1967 – Andy Benes, American baseball player
  • 1966 – Dimebag Darrell, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1965 – KRS-One, American rapper and producer
  • 1963 – Kal Daniels, American baseball player
  • 1962 – James Marsters, American actor
  • 1960 – Mark Langston, American baseball player
  • 1958 – David O. Russell, American director and screenwriter
  • 1958 – John Stehr, American journalist
  • 1957 – Paul Johnson, American football coach
  • 1956 – Joan Allen, American actress
  • 1954 – Al Roker, American news anchor, television personality, and author
  • 1954 – Quinn Buckner, American basketball player and coach
  • 1954 – Tawn Mastrey, American radio host and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1953 – Gerry Bertier, American football player (d. 1981)
  • 1953 – Jim Trenton, American radio host and actor
  • 1953 – Leroy Burgess, American singer, songwriter, keyboard player, recording artist, and record producer
  • 1953 – Mike Jackson, American politician
  • 1953 – Peter Horton, American actor and director
  • 1952 – Doug Fieger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)
  • 1952 – John Hiatt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1952 – Ric Menello, American director and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1951 – DeForest Soaries, American minister and politician, 30th Secretary of State of New Jersey
  • 1947 – James Pankow, American trombone player, songwriter, and singer (Chicago)
  • 1947 – Ray Wise, American actor
  • 1946 – Connie Chung, American journalist
  • 1946 – N. R. Narayana Murthy, Indian businessman, co-founded Infosys
  • 1944 – Graig Nettles, American baseball player and manager
  • 1942 – Fred Norman, American baseball player
  • 1942 – Isaac Hayes, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor (d. 2008)
  • 1941 – Rich Brooks, American football player and coach
  • 1941 – William H. Gray, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1940 – Rubén Hinojosa, American businessman and politician
  • 1937 – Sky Saxon, American singer-songwriter and bassist (d. 2009)
  • 1935 – Ron Paul, American captain, physician, and politician
  • 1934 – Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American country-rock pedal-steel guitarist and songwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1933 – George J. Mitchell, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician
  • 1931 – Don King, American boxing promoter
  • 1927 – Fred Kavli, Norwegian-American businessman and philanthropist, founded The Kavli Foundation (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Frank Rosolino, American jazz trombonist (d. 1978)
  • 1926 – Nobby Wirkowski, American-Canadian football player and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – George Zuverink, American baseball player (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Jim Reeves, American singer-songwriter (d. 1964)
  • 1919 – Walter Bernstein, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1918 – Jacqueline Susann, American actress and author (d. 1974)
  • 1913 – Roger Wolcott Sperry, American neuropsychologist and neurobiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
  • 1912 – John H. Michaelis, American general (d. 1985)
  • 1910 – Eero Saarinen, Finnish-American architect and furniture designer, designed the Gateway Arch (d. 1961)
  • 1908 – Al López, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
  • 1905 – Jack Teagarden, American singer-songwriter and trombonist (d. 1964)
  • 1890 – H. P. Lovecraft, American short story writer, editor, novelist (d. 1937)
  • 1886 – Paul Tillich, German-American philosopher and theologian (d. 1965)
  • 1881 – Edgar Guest, English-American poet and author (d. 1959)
  • 1873 – Eliel Saarinen, Finnish architect and academic, co-designed the National Museum of Finland (d. 1950)
  • 1868 – Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (d. 1954)
  • 1845 – Albert Chmielowski, Polish saint, founded the Albertine Brothers (d. 1916)
  • 1833 – Benjamin Harrison, American general, lawyer, and politician, 23rd President of the United States (d. 1901)

Deaths

  • 2017 – Jerry Lewis, American actor and comedian (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – B. K. S. Iyengar, Indian yoga instructor and author, founded Iyengar Yoga (b. 1918)
  • 2014 – Edmund Szoka, American cardinal (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Lois Mai Chan, Taiwanese-American librarian, author, and academic (b. 1934)
  • 2013 – Don Hassler, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Elmore Leonard, American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – John W. Morris, American general (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Marian McPartland, English-American pianist and composer (b. 1918)
  • 2013 – Ted Post, American director and screenwriter (b. 1918)
  • 2012 – Daryl Hine, Canadian-American poet and academic (b. 1936)
  • 2012 – Phyllis Diller, American actress and comedian (b. 1917)
  • 2009 – Karla Kuskin, American author and illustrator (b. 1932)
  • 2009 – Larry Knechtel, American keyboardist and bass player (b. 1940)
  • 2008 – Ed Freeman, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1927)
  • 2008 – Gene Upshaw, American football player (b. 1945)
  • 2008 – Stephanie Tubbs Jones, American lawyer and politician (b. 1949)
  • 2007 – Leona Helmsley, American businesswoman (b. 1920)
  • 2006 – Joe Rosenthal, American photographer and journalist (b. 1911)
  • 2005 – Thomas Herrion, American football player (b. 1981)
  • 2001 – Kim Stanley, American actress (b. 1925)
  • 1997 – Norris Bradbury, American soldier, physicist, and academic (b. 1909)
  • 1980 – Joe Dassin, American-French singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 1965 – Jonathan Daniels, American seminarian and civil rights activist (b. 1939)
  • 1961 – Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1882)
  • 1936 – Edward Weston, English-American chemist (b. 1850)
  • 1912 – William Booth, English preacher, co-founded The Salvation Army (b. 1829)
  • 1384 – Geert Groote, Dutch preacher, founded the Brethren of the Common Life (b. 1340)
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