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July 4, 1971 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

Birthdays in History

  • Koko, sign-language gorilla, born in San Francisco Zoo (San Francisco, California)

Deaths in History

  • August Derleth, American writer (Judge Peck Mysteries) and editor, dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Thomas C. Hart, U.S. admiral and commander (Pacific Fleet), dies at 94
1971 in History