So you want to have a drink but you aren't sure why? Here are some GREAT reasons to call your friends over and have a party.
August 7th - holidays
  • Assyrian Martyrs Day (Assyrian community) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Battle of Boyacá Day (Colombia) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Christian Feast Day: Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Republic Day (Côte d'Ivoire) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Youth Day (Kiribati) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
August 7th - events
  • 2008 - Georgia launches a military offensive against South Ossetia to counter the alleged Russian invasion, starting the South Ossetia War. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2007 - Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1999 - Second Chechen War began. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1998 - The United States embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya kill approximately 212 people. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1989 - U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - Rioting in New York City's Tompkins Square Park. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Several tornadoes struck the city of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada and the surrounding communities. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter declares a federal emergency at Love Canal. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Viking program: Viking 2 enters orbit around Mars. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Philippe Petit performs a high wire act between the twin towers of the World Trade Center 1,368 feet (417 m) in the air. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during in an effort to free George Jackson from police custody. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Vietnam War: the People's Republic of China agrees to give North Vietnam an undisclosed amount of aid in the form of a grant. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Race riots occur in Lansing, Michigan. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - The infamous first party between Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters and motorcycle gang the Hells Angels takes place at Kesey's estate in La Honda, California introducing psychedelics to the gang world and forever linking the hippie movement to the Hell's Angels. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Vietnam War: the U.S. Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving US President Lyndon B. Johnson broad war powers to deal with North Vietnamese attacks on American forces. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Prometheus, a bristlecone pine and the world's oldest tree, is cut down. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Côte d'Ivoire becomes independent. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation. It replaces the "sheaves of wheat" design and is still in use. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Explorer program: Explorer 6 launches from the Atlantic Missile Range in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, sells its first transistor radios in Japan. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 7,000 kilometres (4,300 mi) journey across the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to prove that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I). Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - World War II: the Battle of Guadalcanal begins – United States Marines initiate the first American offensive of the war with landings on Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon Islands. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - World War II: Alsace Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1933 - The Simele massacre: The Iraqi Government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1930 - The last lynching in the Northern United States occurs in Marion, Indiana. Two men, Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, are killed. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1927 - The Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1890 - Anna Månsdotter becomes the last woman in Sweden to be executed, for the 1889 Yngsjö murder. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1879 - The opening of the Poor Man's Palace in Manchester. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1819 - Simón Bolívar triumphs over Spain in the Battle of Boyacá. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1794 - U.S. President George Washington invokes the Militia Law of 1792 to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1791 - United States troops destroy the Miami town of Kenapacomaqua near the site of present-day Logansport, Indiana in the Northwest Indian War. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1789 - The United States War Department is established. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1782 - George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle. It is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1714 - The Battle of Gangut: the first important victory of the Russian Navy. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1679 - The brigantine Le Griffon, commissioned by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the south-eastern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes of North America. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1461 - The Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1427 - The Visconti of Milan's fleet is destroyed by the Venetians on the Po River. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1420 - Construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore begins in Florence. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 936 - Coronation of King Otto I of Germany. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 626 - The Avar and Slav armies leave the siege of Constantinople. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • -322 - Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
August 7th - births
  • 1996 - Tessa Allen, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1993 - Zaur Sizo, Russian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - Melody Oliveria, American internet blogger Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - Beanie Wells, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1987 - Sidney Crosby, Canadian hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Paul Biedermann, German swimmer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Nancy Sumari, Tanzanian Beauty Queen and Model, (Miss World 2005) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Stratos Perperoglou, Greek basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Christian Chavez, Mexican singer and actor (RBD) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Tina O'Brien, British actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Andriy Hryvko, Ukrainian cyclist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Yana Klochkova, Ukrainian swimmer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Marco Melandri, Italian motorcycle racer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Vasileios Spanoulis, Greek basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Anomie Belle, American musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Aurélie Claudel, French model Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Eric Johnson, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Alexandre Aja, French director Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Jamey Jasta, American singer (Hatebreed) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Cirroc Lofton, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Vanness Wu, Taiwanese singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Shirley Yeung, Hong Kong actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Charlotte Ronson, British fashion designer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Samantha Ronson, British DJ Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos, Greek footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Shane Lechler, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Koray Candemir, Turkish singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - David Hicks, Australian alleged terrorist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Charlize Theron, South African actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Edgar Rentería, Colombian baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Gaahl (Kristian Eivind Espedal), Norwegian musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Hans Matheson, Scottish Actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Vanessa Stacey, New Zealand actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Chico Benymon, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Sek Loso, Thai Singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Michael Shannon, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Andrejs Štolcers, Latvian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Danny Graves, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Kevin Muscat, Australian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Zane Lowe, New Zealander DJ/ Radio and Television presenter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Greg Serano, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Dominic Cork, England cricketer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Sydney Penny, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Rachel York, American actress and singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Eric Namesnik, American swimmer (d. 2006) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Jason Grimsley, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Kristin Hersh, American singer and guitarist (Throwing Muses) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Jimmy Wales, American internet entrepreneur Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - John Birmingham, Australian author Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Michael Weishan, American TV host Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (d. 9 August 1963) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Harold Perrineau Jr., American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1962 - Bruno Pelletier, Québécois singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Yelena Davydova, Soviet gymnast Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - David Duchovny, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Jacquie O'Sullivan, British singer (Bananarama) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Ali Shah, Zimbabwean cricketer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Bruce Dickinson, English singer (Iron Maiden) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Alberto Salazar, American distance runner Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1957 - Alexander Dityatin, Soviet gymnast Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Wayne Knight, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Greg Nickels, American politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Vladimir Sorokin, Russian writer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Gregoris Valtinos, Greek actor and director Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Jonathan Pollard, Israeli spy Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - Anne Fadiman, American writer; daughter of Clifton Fadiman Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Alexei Sayle, British comedian Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1950 - Alan Keyes, American diplomat and political activist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese political leader Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Marty Appel, American public relations executive and author Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Greg Chappell, Australian cricketer and coach Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Franciscus Henri, Dutch-born Australian entertainer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - Ed Seykota, American commodities and futures trader Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1945 - Alan Page, American football player and Minnesota Supreme Court justice Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - John Glover, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Robert Mueller, Director of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - David Rasche, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - Alain Corneau, French film director Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - Dino Valente, American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (d. 1994) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Tobin Bell, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Garrison Keillor, American writer and radio host Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Carlos Monzón, Argentine boxer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - B.J. Thomas, American singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Caetano Veloso, Brazilian musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - Jean-Luc Dehaene, Belgian politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1939 - Anjanette Comer, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1937 - Don Wilson, England cricketer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1936 - Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American saxophonist (d. 1977) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1933 - Eddie Firmani, South African football player and coach Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian athlete (d. 1973) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - Edward Hardwicke, British actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - Maurice Rabb, Jr., American ophthalmologist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1931 - Charles E. Rice, American legal scholar and author Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1929 - Don Larsen, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1928 - Romeo Muller, American screenwriter (d. 1992) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1928 - James Randi, Canadian-American magician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1927 - Edwin W. Edwards, American politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1927 - Art Houtteman, American baseball player (d. 2003) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1927 - Carl Switzer, American child actor (d. 1959) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1926 - Stan Freberg, American voice comedian Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1925 - M. S. Swaminathan, Indian scientist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1925 - Felice Bryant, American country songwriter and singer (d. 2003) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1921 - Manitas de Plata, gypsy guitarist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1918 - Gordon Zahn, American sociologist and pacifist (d. 2007) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1913 - George Van Eps, American guitarist (d. 1998) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1911 - Nicholas Ray, American director and scenarist (d. 1979) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1907 - Albert Kotin, American abstract painter (d. 1980) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1904 - Ralph Bunche, American diplomat, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1971) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1903 - Louis Leakey, British archaeologist (d. 1972) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1901 - Ann Harding, American actress (d. 1981) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1885 - Billie Burke, American actress (d. 1970) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1879 - Johannes Kotze, South African cricketer (d. 1931) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1877 - Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (d. 1949) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1876 - Mata Hari, Dutch spy (d. 1917) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1868 - Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian mathematician (d. 1931) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1867 - Emil Nolde, German painter (d. 1956) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1862 - Victoria of Baden, Queen of Sweden (d. 1931) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1860 - Alan Leo, British astrologer (d. 1917) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1844 - Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist (d. 1911) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1783 - Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom (d. 1810) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1779 - Louis de Freycinet, French explorer (d. 1842) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1779 - Carl Ritter, German geographer (d. 1859) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1751 - Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (d. 1820) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1742 - Nathanael Greene, American Revolutionary general (d. 1786) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1734 - Maria Anna Josepha of Bavaria, consort of Baden-Baden (d.1776) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1726 - James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1598 - Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish poet (d. 1672) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1574 - Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1533 - Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1282 - Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 317 - Constantius II, Roman emperor (d. 361) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook

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