On this day: August 7

POSTED: 3:38 PM Aug 06 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 07 2014

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 - David Duchovny
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1960: Actor David Duchovny, best known for the TV series "The X-Files" and "Californication" (pictured), is born in New York City.

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