Daily Archives: August 7, 2017

Barry Bonds becomes baseball’s career home run leader 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 7 2007)


Video: '#756 HOmer hit by Barry Bonds'

(Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 8:51 p.m. PDT)Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants became baseball’s career home run leader tonight when he hit a 435-foot home run, his 756th, off a pitch from Mike Bacsik of the Washington Nationals at the Giants home AT&T Park in San Francisco, breaking the all-time career home run record, formerly held by Hank Aaron. Continue reading Barry Bonds becomes baseball’s career home run leader 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 7 2007)

George Harrison visits Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 7 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles Anthology Seven' (August 7, 1967, at 7:50)

(Monday, August 7, 1967, 6:00 p.m. PDT) — After spending six days in Los Angeles, George Harrison of The Beatles flew to San Francisco today, where he walked around the hippy district of Haight-Ashbury, attracting a huge crowd of hippies and beggars. Continue reading George Harrison visits Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 7 1967)

Senate passes first major civil rights legislation since Reconstruction 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 7 1957)


Video: 'PBS LBJ Part 1' (Civil Rights Act of 1957 at 43:28)

(Wednesday, August 7, 1957, evening EDT) — The U.S. Senate, overcoming a filibuster by Democratic Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, who set a Senate record of 24 hours and 18 minutes, tonight passed 72-18 the first federal civil rights legislation to become law in 82 years. Continue reading Senate passes first major civil rights legislation since Reconstruction 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 7 1957)

Peace Bridge dedicated in Buffalo 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 7 1927)


Video: 'Peace Bridge Opened (1927)'

(Sunday, August 7, 1927, 3:00 p.m. EDT) — The Peace Bridge, connecting Buffalo, New York, in the United States to Fort Erie, Ontario, in Canada, was dedicated today during ceremonies attended by Prince Edward of Wales, Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and U.S. Vice President Charles Dawes with about 100,000 in attendance. Continue reading Peace Bridge dedicated in Buffalo 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 7 1927)