On this day: August 7

Published On: Aug 06 2012 05:38:08 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 07 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - Unforgiven
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1992: "Unforgiven," starring Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman, opens in theaters. The film would go on to win four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Eastwood, Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Hackman, and Best Film Editing.

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