Historical Events for August 2007
Events 1 - 11 of 11
1st - The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour.
4th - NASA's Phoenix spaceship is launched.
7th - Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run.
8th - An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York State, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.
12th - Bulk carrier M/V New Flame collides with oil tanker Torm Gertrud at the southernmost tip of Gibraltar, ending up partially submerged.
14th - The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 400 people.
15th - An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru killing 514 and injuring 1,090.
21st - Hurricane Dean makes its first landfall in Costa Maya, Mexico with winds at 165 mph. Dean is the first storm since Hurricane Andrew to make landfall as a Category 5.
22nd - The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
22nd - The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day
29th - A United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident takes place at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base.