We are the 220th day of the year, we celebrate Saint-Gaétan. In the 16th century, he worked for the reform of the Church of Italy to preserve his country from Protestantism. He died in Naples in 1547.
The sun rises one minute later at 6:34 a.m. and sets one minute earlier at 9:18 p.m. The saying goes: "Whoever wants to have good must, plow his vineyard in August".
- Some August 7 -
1834: death of Joseph-Marie Jacquard, inventor of the mechanical loom
1900: American Dwight F. Davis creates Davis Cup tennis
1913: the duration of military service is fixed at three years
1932: official inauguration of the Douaumont ossuary
1947: Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl with five crew members completes the Pacific crossing on the Kon-Tiki (balsa raft)
1957: death of Oliver Hardy. He formed with Stan Laurel the famous comic duo of American cinema
1960: independence of Côte d'Ivoire
1996: disaster at the “Las Nieves” campsite in Biescas (Spain) following torrential rains. Assessment: 87 dead
1998: two bomb attacks target the United States embassies in Nairobi (213 dead including 12 Americans, more than 5,000 wounded), and Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania (11 dead)
2004: death of Paul "Red" Adair, famous American flying firefighter, specialist in oil accidents
- It's their birthday -
Caetano Veloso, Brazilian musician born in 1942
Charlize Theron, South African actress born in 1975