On This Day

Historical Events on July 7 (Part 2)

US Women's Golf Open

2002 US Open Women's Golf, Prairie Dunes CC: Juli Inkster wins her second US title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Annika Sörenstam; Inkster's 7th and final major victory

  • 2003 Tour de France: After 2nd stage, Australians are in possession of both yellow & green jerseys for the first time, Brad McGee overall leader & Robbie McEwen sprint leader
  • 2003 The United Communist Party of Armenia is formed
  • 2003 US Open Women's Golf, Pumpkin Ridge GC: Hilary Lunke wins in a playoff with Kelly Robbins & Angela Stanford for her only career LPGA tournament victory
  • 2005 Coordinated terrorist bomb blasts strike London's public transport system during the morning rush hour killing 52 and injuring 700
  • 2005 Influenced by global Live 8 concerts, G8 leaders pledge to double 2004 levels of aid to Africa from US$25 to US$50 billion by the year 2010
  • 2006 Cleveland Indians first baseman Travis Hafner becomes first player in MLB history to hit 5 grand slams before the All-Star break when he homers off Baltimore's Kris Benson

Historic Event

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

  • 2007 Worldwide performances by charity event Live Earth

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

2007 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lowest ever seeds contest final, Venus Williams (20) beats Marion Bartoli (18) 6-4, 6-1

  • 2007 Sprint-Nextel and NASCAR announce NASCAR Nextel Cup Series renamed the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2008
  • 2011 Roof of a stand in De Grolsch Veste Stadium in Enschede which was under construction collapses, one killed and 14 injured.

Film Premier

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

  • 2012 Floods in the Krasnodar region, Russia, kill 140 people

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

2012 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Agnieszka Radwańska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to win her 5th Wimbledon singles crown; 5 hours later teams with sister Venus to win doubles title

  • 2013 10 people are killed after an air taxi crashes in Soldotna, Alaska

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

2013 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Novak Đoković 6-4. 7-5. 6-4 to become the first British man to win a Wimbledon singles title since 1936

  • 2014 Israel launches a "counter-terrorist operation" dubbed Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza
  • 2016 In Dallas Texas, lone gunman shots and kills five police officers, wounding others during a protest march against fatal police shootings of African Americans
  • 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
  • 2017 United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty adopted in New York, without participation of nuclear countries
  • 2019 Greek national elections won by center-right New Democracy party headed by Kyriakos Mitsotakis
  • 2019 Nigeria, Africa' biggest economy, joins the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), in attempt to create world's largest free trade area

Sports History

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu: Defending champions US win record 4th title beating the Netherlands, 2-0, Megan Rapinoe Player of the Match

  • 2019 Copa América Final, Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro: Home team Brazil win their 9th title, beating Peru, 3-1; first title since 2007
  • 2019 Mississippi closes all its beaches due to toxic algae bloom due to flooding of the Mississippi River

COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announces he has tested positive for COVID-19

  • 2020 Texas records more than 10,000 daily cases of COVID-19 for the 1st time
  • 2020 India surpasses Russia to become the world's third-worst affected country, daily COVID-19 cases exceeding 20,000 and total cases over 700,000
  • 2020 Violent protests in Belgrade, Serbia, at government announcement of weekend lockdown due to COVID-19 surge
  • 2021 World's biggest sandcastle 21.16 high (69.4 feet), using nearly 5,000 tonnes of sand completed in Blokhus, Denmark [1]
  • 2021 Haiti president Jovenel Moïse assassinated in his home in Pétionville, Haiti, state of emergency declared across the country
  • 2021 Stanley Cup Final, Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL: Defending champions Tampa Bay Lightning beat Montreal Canadiens, 1-0 in Game 5; retain title, 4-1