Historical Events on July 7

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  • 1124 Tyrus surrenders to Crusaders
  • 1438 French church/King Charles VII release Pragmatieke Sanctie of Bourges

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1456 A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • 1495 King Ferdinand II returns to Naples
  • 1498 Emperor Maximilian I establishes choir of Imperial Chapel

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1520 Battle of Otumba Mexico: Hernán Cortés and the Tlaxcalans defeat a numerically superior Aztec force

Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés
  • 1534 European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in New Brunswick
  • 1543 French troops invade Luxembourg
  • 1550 Traditional date Chocolate thought to have been introduced to Europe
  • 1585 King Henri III and Duke De Guise signs Treaty of Nemours: French Huguenots lose all freedoms
  • 1647 People's uprising against high prices and Spanish rule in Naples

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1668 Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton

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1713 1st performance of George Frideric Handel's "Te Deum" & "Jubilate"

  • 1753 British Museum founded by an Act of Parliament (opens in 1759)
  • 1753 British parliament grants Jews citizenship
  • 1754 Kings College in NYC opens (renamed Columbia College)
  • 1768 Firm of Johann Buddenbrook founded, in Thomas Mann's novel
  • 1777 American Revolutionary War: Battle of Hubbardton
  • 1798 Quasi-War: the U.S. Congress rescinds treaties with France sparking the 'war'
  • 1799 Ranjit Singh's men take up their positions outside Lahore
  • 1801 Toussaint L'Ouverture declares Haitian independence
  • 1802 1st comic book "The Wasp" is published in Hudson, New York criticizing Republican politicians

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1807 First Treaty of Tilsit signed by Napoleon I of France, and Alexander I of Russia

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1814 Walter Scott's "Waverley" published
  • 1829 Royal Military Chapel forms
  • 1838 Central American federation is dissolved
  • 1850 Scottish explorer Edward Eyre reaches Albany, Western Australia
  • 1861 Battle of Laurel Hill, Virginia
  • 1862 Land Grant Act endows state colleges with federal land
  • 1863 1st military draft by US (exemptions cost $100)

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1863 Orders barring Jews from serving under US General Ulysses S. Grant are revoked

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant
  • 1868 Ed Pooley takes 12 dismissals as keeper in match Surrey v Sussex
  • 1874 27th Postmaster General: James W Marshall of NJ takes office

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1875 Jesse James robs train in Otterville, Missouri

Outlaw Jesse James
Jesse James
  • 1878 Social-Democratic United forms in Amsterdam
  • 1887 11th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Herbert Lawford beats E Renshaw (1-6 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-4)
  • 1891 Marcellus F. Berry, an American Express employee is granted four copyrights for what he called "the travelers cheque"
  • 1892 Katipunan: the Revolutionary Philippine Brotherhood is established leading to the fall of the Spanish Empire in Asia
  • 1892 9th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-1 6-1)
  • 1892 16th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim (4-6 6-3 6-3 6-2)
  • 1898 US President McKinley signs the Organic Act to annex Hawaii
  • 1900 Boston hurler Kid Nichols notches his 300th career victory
  • 1905 127°F (53°C), Parker Ariz (state record)
  • 1908 Great White Fleet leaves San Francisco Bay

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1908 The Democratic Party meets in Denver at the start of their convention; William Jennings Bryan is nominated as presidential nominee

US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan
  • 1911 28th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Dora Boothby (6-0 6-0)
  • 1911 Dorothea Lambert Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-0, 6-0 in a record

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1914 Balt Orioles' (IL) owner Jack Dunn offers Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore & Ben Egan for $10,000 to Connie Mack, who refuses, pleading poverty

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1915 A Great Gorge and International Railway trolley with an extreme overload of 157 passengers crashes near Queenston, Ontario, killing 15
  • 1916 The New Zealand Labour party is formed
  • 1919 Phillies tie major league record of 8 steals in 9 inn game

  • 1919 39th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Gerald Patterson beats N Brookes (6-3 7-5 6-2)
  • 1923 43rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Johnston beats F Hunter (60 63 61)
  • 1923 Cleve Indians beat Boston Red Sox 27-3 with 13 runs in 6th inning
  • 1923 University of Delaware invents "junior year abroad" (at Sorbonne)
  • 1924 Robert LeGendre of US, sets then long jump record at 25' 5½"
  • 1928 41st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Lilí Álvarez (6-2 6-3)
  • 1928 Edward Hamm of US, sets then long jump record at 25' 11"

InventionHistoric Invention

1928 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.

  • 1929 Romania & Vatican sign concord

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1930 Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover

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1932 Bradman scores a cricket double century in Montreal

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1933 53rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jack Crawford beats E Vines (4-6 11-9 6-2 2-6 6-4)

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1934 Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • 1936 4th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Braves Field, Boston
  • 1937 5th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 8-3 at Griffith Stadium, Wash
  • 1937 Japanese and Chinese troops clash at the Marco Polo Bridge, beginning of Second Sino-Japanese War

Sport awardTennis Open

1939 52nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Alice Marble beats Kay Stammers (62 60)

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • 1939 74th British Golf Open: Dick Burton shoots a 290 at St Andrews
  • 1939 "The Rules of the Game", French film directed by Jean Renoir, starring Nora Gregor and Paulette Dubost, premieres in Paris
  • 1941 Nazis execute 5,000 Jews in Kovono, Lithuania
  • 1941 US forces land in Iceland to forestall Nazi invasion
  • 1941 World War II: Beirut is occupied by Free France and British troops
  • 1942 Germany troop march into Woronezj
  • 1942 Milt all star team (including Bob Feller) losts to AL all stars 5-0


1942 John Maynard Keynes takes his seat in the British House Of Lords as Baron Keynes of Tilton after being knighted

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1943 -10] Japanese premier Hideki Tojo visits Java

Prime Minister of Japan during WW II Hideki Tojo
Prime Minister of Japan during WW II
Hideki Tojo
  • 1943 3rd day of battle at Kursk: Germans occupy Dubrova
  • 1943 Erich Hartmann shoots 7 Russian aircraft at Kursk
  • 1943 Liberator bombers sinks U-517
  • 1943 German Submarine U-951 sunk by depth charges, off Cape St. Vincent in the North Atlantic
  • 1944 RAF Bomber Command drop 2,572 tons of bombs on Caen, France
  • 1944 Heavy Japanese counter offensive on Saipan
  • 1946 Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini canonized as 1st American saint
  • 1947 Alleged and disputed Roswell UFO incident occured
  • 1948 6 female reservists become 1st women sworn into regular US Navy
  • 1948 Cleveland Indians sign Leroy "Satchel" Paige
  • 1949 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" opens at Broadway NYC for 76 performances
  • 1949 "Dragnet" premieres on NBC radio; also a TV series in 1951 & 1967
  • 1950 Korean War: UN Security Council establishes the United Nations Command to combat North Korean forces
  • 1950 1st Farnborough airshow held
  • 1950 64th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Budge Patty beats Sedgman (6-1 8-10 6-2 6-3)
  • 1950 79th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 279 at Royal Troon
  • 1951 58th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Doris Hart beats Shirley Fry (6-1 6-0)
  • 1952 SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40
  • 1953 35th PGA Championship: Walter Burkemo at Birmingham CC Mich

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1953 Che Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • 1954 Formation of the TANU party (Tanganyika African National Union ) in Tanzania
  • 1955 1st LPGA Championship won by Beverly Hanson
  • 1956 63rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Shirley Fry beats Angela Buxton (63 61)
  • 1956 Douglas Moore/John Latouche' opera "Ballad of Baby Doe," premieres
  • 1956 Fritz Moravec reaches the peak of Gasherbrum II (8,035 m).

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1956 "Hancock's Half Hour" premieres as a TV show starring Tony Hancock and Sid James, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

Comedian Tony Hancock
Tony Hancock
  • 1957 Heavy storm ravages Belgian coast
  • 1958 C A Milton scores 104* on Test Cricket debut, England v NZ Headingley

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1958 President Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1958 William Shea outlines plans for a $12M stadium at Flushing Meadows NY
  • 1959 26th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
  • 1960 US cemetery officially opens at Margraten, Netherlands
  • 1960 USSR shoots down a US aircraft over Barents sea
  • 1961 75th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Chuck McKinley (63 61 64)
  • 1961 James R Hoffa elected chairman of Teamsters
  • 1962 69th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Karen Susman beats Vera Sukova (6-4 6-4)
  • 1962 Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 horse races
  • 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1963 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
  • 1964 35th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-4 at Shea Stadium, New York
  • 1964 All star MVP: John Callison (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1965 Otis Redding records "Respect"
  • 1967 81st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats W Bungert (63 61 61)
  • 1967 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is released
  • 1967 Doors' "Light My Fire" hits #1
  • 1968 23rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
  • 1968 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1968 Rock group "Yardbirds" disband
  • 1969 Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English language
  • 1969 German newspaper Der Spiegel reveals Bishop Defregger of Munich is a war criminal
  • 1972 1st women FBI members sworn in (Susan Lynn Roley & Joanne E Pierce)
  • 1972 79th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Goolagong (63 63)
  • 1972 Dutch Minister of Agt decides to ignore soft drug usage
  • 1972 Secret Talks Between IRA and British Government: Gerry Adams is part of a delegation to London for talks with the British Government
  • 1972 7 people are killed in separate incidents across Northern Ireland
  • 1973 78 drown as flash flood sweeps a bus into a river (India)
  • 1973 80th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Chris Evert (60 75), 1st all-US women's 1st all-US women's Wimbledon final
  • 1973 87th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jan Kodes beats Alex Metreveli (61 98 63)
  • 1973 All women board of directors takes control of ABA's Kentucky Colonels
  • 1973 Balt Orioles pull their 4th triple play (5-4-3 vs Oakland)
  • 1973 Glenda Reiser (Canada) sets record women's mile (4:34.9)
  • 1973 Shoelace Park in the Bronx named
  • 1974 Brewer Don Money sets record of consecutive errorless games at 3rd (78)
  • 1974 Sue Roberts wins LPGA Niagara Frontier Golf Classic
  • 1974 FIFA World Cup: West Germany beats the Netherlands 2-1 for football's 10th World Cup in Munich
  • 1974 New Zealand imposes a blanket ban on sports teams from South Africa
  • 1975 TV soap opera "Ryan's Hope" premieres
  • 1976 119 women joined the Corps of Cadets, establishing the first class of women in the US Military Academy at West Point
  • 1976 Lt General Vernon A Walters, USA, ends term as deputy director of CIA; succeeded by E Henry Knoche
  • 1977 12,000 police occupy university in Mexico City

Film release premierFilm Premier

1977 "The Spy Who Loved Me", 10th James Bond film starring Roger Moore and Barbara Bach, premieres in London

  • 1978 85th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (26 64 75)
  • 1978 Solomon Islands declares independence from UK
  • 1979 93rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats R Tanner (67 61 36 63 64)
  • 1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980 Jim King completes riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1980 Larry Holmes TKOs Scott LeDoux in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1980 Shawn Weatherly, of USA, crowned 29th Miss Universe
  • 1980 Jineane Ford, (AZ) replaces S Weatherly (Miss Univ) as 29th Miss USA
  • 1980 Institution of Sharia law in Iran
  • 1980 The Safra massacre in Lebanon
  • 1981 The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, successfully completes a 163 mile flight across the English Channel
  • 1981 Ben Plucknett of US throws discus 72.34 m, but throw is disqualified
  • 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
  • 1984 91st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (76 62)
  • 1985 92nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (46 63 62)
  • 1985 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship
  • 1985 99th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats K Curren (63 67 76 64)
  • 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 and Colin Wells make 303* partnership for Sussex v Kent
  • 1987 Kiwanis Clubs end men-only tradition, vote to admit women
  • 1987 Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North begins 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
  • 1990 97th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Z Garrison (64 61)
  • 1990 NJ Devils sign Russians Viacheslav Fetisov & Sergei Starikov
  • 1990 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats England 2-1 in football's World Cup Third Place game

Music concertMusic Concert

1990 First Three Tenors concert featuring Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti at Baths of Caracalla in Rome - recording of is world's best-selling classical record

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 1991 105th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Michael Stich beats Boris Becker (6-4 7-6 6-4)
  • 1991 Alice Miller wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

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1991 Nolan Ryan possible 8th no-hitter ends in the 8th inning

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1992 South Africa's national soccer team, Bafana Bafana, win South Africa's first ever FIFA sanctioned match
  • 1993 Guntis Ulmanis elected president of Latvia
  • 1993 NY Met Anthony Young, loses his 26th straight game (goes to 27)
  • 1993 Philadelphia Phillies beat SF Giants 7-6 in 20 innings
  • 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 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL home game (vs BC Lions)
  • 1995 Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), lands
  • 1996 110th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R Krajicek beats M Washington (63 64 63)

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1996 17th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Dave Stockton

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • 1996 Joan Pitcock wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Golf Classic
  • 1996 Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), lands