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A total solar eclipse occurred on August 7, 1869.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_August_7,_1869

The Baily's beads were first photographed at the eclipse of August 7, 1869.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t42850911/bailys-beads/

Coronium: On August 07, 1869 a new emission line in the spectrum of the Sun's corona was discovered†
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronium



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Ole RÝmer's determination of the speed of light on the 7th and 14th August 1676
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%B8mer%27s_determination_of_the_speed_of_light#Prediction

The Pulkovo Observatory was opened on the 7th August 1839†
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulkovo_Observatory



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The Battle of Crannon was fought in 322 BC
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50324490/battle-of-crannon/



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The Kon-Tiki raft smashed into a reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands on August 7, 1947.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t42547853/kon-tiki/

NASA image of Landsat Island taken by Landsat 7 on August 7, 2002.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landsat_Island#mediaviewer/File:Landsatisland.jpg

Cosmic ray research began when Victor Hess and 2 assistants flew in a balloon on the 7th August 1912
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t49730723/victor-francis-hess-1883-1964/



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The Explorer 6 satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral on August 7th, 1959.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44304537/explorer-6-satellite/

Zond 7 was launched towards the Moon from a mothership (69-067B) on August 7th, 1969
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zond_7

The Viking 2 orbiter enters Mars orbit on August 7th, 1976.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44304495/viking-2-mission/

STS-85 3 was launched from Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, on 7 August 1997.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-85



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Kent Vernon Rominger (born August 7, 1956) is a former American astronaut
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_Rominger

Josť Moreno HernŠndez (born August 7, 1962), is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Moreno_Hernandez

Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey (L.S.B. Leakey) (7 August 1903 - 1 October 1972) was a British archaeologist and naturalist†
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50324596/louis-leakey-1903-1972/

James Bowdoin II (August 7, 1726 - November 6, 1790) was a political leader during the American Revolution.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bowdoin

David John Eicher (born August 7, 1961) is an American editor, writer, and populariser of astronomy and space.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_J._Eicher

Maarten van den Hove (1605 - 7 August 1639) was a Dutch astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_van_den_Hove

Philip Herbert Cowell (7 August 1870, Calcutta - 6 June 1949) was a British astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Herbert_Cowell

Andrew Ainslie Common (1841 - 1903) was an English amateur astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Ainslie_Common



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NGC 6407 was discovered by British astronomer John Herschel on the 7th August 1834.†
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58255081/ngc-6407/

NGC 6629 was discovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel on the 7th August 1784.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58255099/ngc-6629/

NGC 6642 was discovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel on the 7th August 1784.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58255056/ngc-6642/

NGC 6717 was discovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel on the 7th August 1784.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58255040/ngc-6717/

NGC 6739 (also ESO 141-28 and PGC 62799) is a magnitude +12.2 spiral galaxy located 195 million light-years away in the constellation Pavo.
The galaxy was discovered by British astronomer John Herschel using a 47.5 cm (18.7 inch) f/13 speculum reflecting telescope at the Cape of Good Hope on the 7th August 1834.†
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58255004/ngc-6739/

NGC 6813 was discovered by Albert Marth on the 7th August 1864.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t60606271/ngc-6813/

NGC 7346 (also PGC 69430) is a magnitude +14.6 elliptical galaxy located 527 million light-years in the constellation Pegasus.
The galaxy was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth using a 121.92 cm (48 inch) reflector in Tigne' Point, Malta on the 7th August 1864.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58255000/ngc-7346/

NGC 7348 (also IRAS 22381+1138, MCG 2-57-10, UGC 12142 and PGC 69463) is a magnitude +13.9 barred spiral galaxy located 336 million light-years in the constellation Pegasus.
The galaxy was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth using a 121.92 cm (48 inch) reflector in Tigne' Point, Malta on the 7th August 1864.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58254985/ngc-7348/

NGC 7350 was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth on the 7th August 1864.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58254978/ngc-7350/

NGC 7353 (also MCG+02-57-8, UGC 12134 and PGC 85285) is a magnitude +13.5 spiral galaxy located in the constellation Pegasus.
The galaxy was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth using a 121.92 cm (48 inch) reflector in Tigne' Point, Malta on the 7th August 1864.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58254958/ngc-7353/

NGC 7366 (also MCG 2-58-4 and PGC 69629) is a magnitude +14.3 spiral galaxy located 534 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus.
The galaxy was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth using a 121.92 cm (48 inch) reflector in Tigne' Point, Malta on the 7th August 1864.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58254947/ngc-7366/

NGC 7370 (also MCG 2-58-5 and PGC 69662) is a magnitude +15.3 spiral galaxy located in the constellation Pegasus.
The galaxy was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth using a 121.92 cm (48 inch) reflector in Tigne' Point, Malta on the 7th August 1864.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58254939/ngc-7370/

NGC 7372 (also MCG 2-58-5 and PGC 69670) is a magnitude +13.5 spiral galaxy located 538 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus.
The galaxy was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth using a 121.92 cm (48 inch) reflector in Tigne' Point, Malta on the 7th August 1864.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58254926/ngc-7372/

NGC 7374 (also IRAS 22435+1035, MCG 2-58-7 and PGC 69676) is a magnitude +13.8 spiral galaxy located 326 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus.
The galaxy was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth using a 121.92 cm (48 inch) reflector in Tigne' Point, Malta on the 7th August 1864.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58254915/ngc-7374/

NGC 7380 was discovered by German astronomer Caroline Herschel on the 7th August 1787.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58254897/ngc-7380/



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Extrasolar planet 94 Ceti Ab was discovered on August 7, 2000†
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/94_Ceti_b

The formal discovery of Epsilon Eridani b was announced on August 7, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epsilon_Eridani_b

Saturn's moons Ymir, Paaliaq and Kiviuq were discovered on the 7th August 2000
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t60662898/kiviuq/
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t60662888/ymir/

Asteroid (148) Gallia was discovered by the French brothers Paul and Prosper Henry on August 7, 1875
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/148_Gallia

Asteroid (201) Penelope was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa on August 7, 1879 in Pola.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201_Penelope

Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) was discovered on August 7, 2006 by British-Australian astronomer Robert H. McNaught†
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C/2006_P1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK2omiKFB38

Earth-grazing fireball EN070807 passed through the upper Earth atmosphere on 7th August 2007
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t53848193/en070807-fireball/



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Meteorites

The Kadonah (H6) meteorite fell in Uttar Pradesh, India, on the 7th August 1822.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44304292/kadonah-meteorite/

The Nobleborough (Eucrite-pmict) meteorite fell in Maine, USA, on the 7th August 1823.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44304298/nobleborough-meteorite/

The Muraid (L6) meteorite fell in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on the 7th August 1924.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44304300/muraid-meteorite/

The Forest Vale (H4) meteorite fell in New South Wales, Australia, on the 7th August 1942.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44304304/forest-vale-meteorite/

The Andreevka (L3) meteorite fell in Donetsk, Ukraine, on the 7th August 1969.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44304311/andreevka-meteorite/
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1976Metic..11...69C



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