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On this day: August 7

POSTED: 3:38 PM Aug 06 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 07 2013

The Purple Heart is born, a comic legend dies, a man on a wire goes for a stroll a quarter of a mile above the sidewalks of Manhattan, and U.S. embassies in Africa are targeted in a terrorist attack, all on this day.

OTD August 7 - Il Duomo
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1420: Construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore begins in Florence, Italy.



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