Wikipedia:Ephemeris/7 August


August 12, 2022

Ivory Coast Independence Day (1960). 1942 – The Battle of Guadalcanal begins as US Marines begin the first US offensive of the war with landings on Guadalcanal (pictured) and Tulagi in the Solomon Islands. 1976 – Viking program: Viking 2 enters orbit around Mars. 2006 – Enactment in Brazil of the Maria da Penha Law (in the image, Maria da Penha), considered by the UN as one of the three best pieces of legislation in the world to combat violence against women. Francisco Stockinger (1919-2009) • Caetano Veloso (b. 1942) • Jimmy Wales (b. 1966) They died on this day... Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779-1848) • Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) • Oliver Hardy (1892-1957).