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TODAY IN HISTORY - AUGUST 7




1941 –  Death Day of Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (Birth On  1861)

• 1944 – IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).


• 1955 - Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, begins selling its first transistor radios in Japan


• 1960 - Ivory Coast Independence


• 1974 - Daredevil Walks a High Wire Between Twin Towers of the World Trade Center
• 1985 – Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts.

1987 – Lynne Cox became the first person to swim across the Bering Strait, crossing from Little Diomede to Big Diomede in 2 hours and 5 minutes.




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