Wikipedia: History of the Day/August 7

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August 19, 2022

August 7th: Independence Day of Côte d'Ivoire 936 - Coronation of Holy Roman Emperor Otto I. 1944 - IBM unveils the first program-controlled calculator at Harvard University, later known as the Mark I (pictured). 1964 - After the US Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, which effectively declares war on the Viet Minh, public military intervention by the US begins. 1998 - Bombings hit the US embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya. 2008 - The South Ossetian War begins as Georgia invades South Ossetia.