What Happened on July 7

Significant Events

  • 1520 Battle of Otumba Mexico: Hernán Cortés and the Tlaxcalans defeat a numerically superior Aztec force
  • 1753 British Museum founded by an Act of Parliament (opens in 1759)
  • 1937 Japanese and Chinese troops clash at the Marco Polo Bridge, beginning of Second Sino-Japanese War
  • 1947 Alleged and disputed Roswell UFO incident occured
  • 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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Did You Know?

Sliced bread sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company, Missouri, using a machine invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder. Described as the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped.

On July 7, 1928

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 1943 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (48) divorces broadway singer Hannah Williams (32) after 10 years of marriage
  • 1953 Actor José Ferrer divorces dancer and actress Phyllis Hill after 5 years of marriage
  • 1994 Actress Diane Lane files for divorce from Christopher Lambert
  • 2008 Cynthia Rodriguez (35) divorces New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (32) due to long period of infidelity and emotional abandonment after 6 years of marriage
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