On This Day in History for July 7 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 134 of 134

  • 1981 The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, successfully completes a 163 mile flight across the English Channel
  • 1981 Sandra Day O'Connor nominated for the Supreme Court
  • 1982 David Moorcroft of UK sets record for 5000 m, 13:00.41
  • 1982 Steve Scott of US runs mile in a record 3:47.69
  • 1983 11 year old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for USSR
  • 1984 5 die in a train crash in Williston, Vermont
  • 1986 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 (updated) released
  • 1986 It is reported that Boy George is being treated for heroin addiction
  • 1986 Jordan government shuts al-Fatah offices
  • 1986 Supreme Court struck down Gramm-Rudman deficit-reduction law
  • 1987 Alan & Colin Wells make 303* partnership for Sussex v Kent
  • 1987 Kiwanis Clubs end men-only tradition, vote to admit women
  • 1987 Lt Col Oliver North began public testimony at Iran-Contra hearing
  • 1987 Yanks trailing by 7 score 7 in 7th on 7/7 & 5 in 8th-Beat Twins 12-7
  • 1988 Soviet Union launches Phobos 1 to probe Martian moon (unsuccessful)
  • 1988 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1988 Five prominent anti-apartheid activists are released in Cape Town, South Africa after being detained for up to two years under the Internal Security Act
  • 1993 Guntis Ulmanis elected president of Latvia
  • 1993 Prodigy announces it will offer Cox newspapers
  • 1993 Red Tom Browning decides to watch his team play at Wrigley Field from the roof of a building across Sheffield Ave, he is fined $500
  • 1994 North Yemenite troops occupy Aden
  • 1995 Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), lands
  • 1996 Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), lands

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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
  • 1997 Tower, Minnesota temperature dips to 24°F
  • 2002 A scandal breaks out in the United Kingdom when news reports accuse MI6 of sheltering Abu Qatada, the supposed European Al Qaeda leader.
  • 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.

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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
  • 2011 Roof of a stand in De Grolsch Veste Stadium in Enschede which was under construction collapsed, one killed and 14 injured.
  • 2012 Floods in the Krasnodar region, Russia, kill 140 people
  • 2013 10 people are killed after an air taxi crashes in Soldotna, Alaska
  • 2014 Israel launches a "counter-terrorist operation" dubbed Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza

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