On This Day in History

for Tuesday 7th July, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 7 of 216

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)
1846 - US annexs California
1937 - Japanese & Chinese troops clash, (Marco Polo Bridge), beginning of Second Sino-Japanese War
1947 - Alleged and disputed Roswell UFO incident.
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.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 212

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 17

1932 - Author Damon Runyon (51) weds Patrice Amati del Grande
1946 - 39th US President Jimmy Carter (21) weds Rosalynn Smith (18) in Plains, Georgia
1970 - Actress Shelley Duvall (21) weds Bernard Sampson
1976 - NFL running back Walter Payton (21) weds Connie Norwood in Los Angeles, California
1976 - NBA guard George Gervin (24) weds Joyce King

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 3 of 3

1943 - Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (48) divorces broadway singer Hannah Williams (32) after 10 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

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 123

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 199


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