On this day: August 7

Posted: 5:38 PM EDT Aug 06, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Aug 07, 2016

The Purple Heart is born, a comic legend dies, a man on a wire goes for a stroll a quarter of a mile above the sidewalks of Manhattan, and U.S. embassies in Africa are targeted in a terrorist attack, all on this day.

OTD August 7 - Barry Bonds
1 / 39
Missy Mikulecky/San Francisco Giants via Getty Images

2007: Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th career home run.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • Community college sign on building

    iStock / crisserbug

    States with the best community college systems

    WalletHub has put together its ranking of the states with the best community college systems. Analysts looked at 821 schools and used 12 metrics to create its list. Click through to see the top 20 states that made the list.

On this Day

  • Charles Lindbergh, Spirit of St. Louis

    Library of Congress [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

    On this day: August 26

    Major-league baseball makes its television debut, The Beatles release "Hey Jude," women stage a nationwide strike for equality, and aviation hero Charles Lindbergh dies, all on this day.