7 August 2022: This day in history

1461: Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor

1714: The Battle of Gangut: the first important victory of the Russian Navy during the Great Northern War against Sweden

1933: The Iraqi Government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day.

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

1990: US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia beginning Operation Desert Shield


Source: Onthisday.com

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