August 7

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Significant events that happened (or will happen) on August 7.


  • 1956 – Chief U.S. District Judge John Paul Jr. (18831964) issued one of the earliest school desegregation orders in Virginia. Judge Paul's historic decision, that the Charlottesville public schools end segregation, set off the state's "massive resistance" to the Supreme Court school decree. [1] Nominated by Republican President Hoover in 1931, Paul was confirmed to the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia by the United States Senate in 1932, when Republicans controlled the Senate by a one-vote margin.



  1. Web. Charlottesville 12 historical markers' text, Historical marker text, Daily Progress, Media General, Nov 19, 2011, retrieved Nov 22, 2011. Print. Nov 20, 2011 page A6.