Historical Events on July 7 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 221 of 221

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1997 Tiger Woods wins golf's Western Open

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 1997 Tower, Minnesota temperature dips to 24°F
  • 1998 69th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-8 at Coors Field, Denver
  • 2002 A scandal breaks out in the United Kingdom when news reports accuse MI6 of sheltering Abu Qatada, the supposed European Al Qaeda leader.

Sport awardTennis Open

2002 109th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-6 6-3)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • 2002 116th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lleyton Hewitt beats D Nalbandian (6-1 6-3 6-2)
  • 2003 The United Communist Party of Armenia is formed.
  • 2005 Coordinated terrorist bomb blasts strike London's public transport system during the morning rush hour killing 52 and injuring 700
  • 2005 Influenced by Live 8, the G8 leaders pledge to double 2004 levels of aid to Africa from US$25 to US$50 billion by the year 2010.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2007 Pope Benedict XVI issues the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum, removing restrictions on celebrating the old Tridentine Mass.

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 2007 Worldwide performances by charity event Live Earth.
  • 2011 Roof of a stand in De Grolsch Veste Stadium in Enschede which was under construction collapsed, one killed and 14 injured.

Film release premierFilm Premier

2011 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2", the last Harry Potter film, premieres in London

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
Actor Rupert Grint
Actor
Rupert Grint
Actor David Thewlis
Actor
David Thewlis
  • 2012 Floods in the Krasnodar region, Russia, kill 140 people
  • 2013 10 people are killed after an air taxi crashes in Soldotna, Alaska
  • 2013 127th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Novak Đoković (6-4 7-5 6-4) becoming the first British man to win a Wimbledon tennis title since 1936
  • 2014 Israel launches a "counter-terrorist operation" dubbed Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza
  • 2016 Deadlock in battle for Aleppo broken when Russian air strikes cut rebel access to the city, 250,000 people put under siege
  • 2017 Tesla Motors produces its first mass-market car, the Model 3
  • 2017 G-20 summit of world leaders begins in Hamburg, Germany amid violent protests