Historical Events on 7th July

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1124 - Tyrus surrenders to Crusaders
1438 - French church/King Charles VII release Pragmatieke Sanctie of Bourges
1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death
1495 - King Ferdinand II returns to Naples
1498 - Emperor Maximilian I establishes choir of Imperial Chapel
1520 - Battle of Otumba Mexico: Hernán Cortés and the Tlaxcalans defeat a numerically superior Aztec force
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 & Duke De Guise signs Treaty of Nemours: French Huguenots lose all freedoms
1647 - People's uprising against high prices & Spanish rule in Naples
Physicist & Mathematician Isaac NewtonPhysicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton 1668 - Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge
1713 - 1st performance of George F 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.
Composer George Friedrich HandelComposer George Friedrich Handel 1801 - Toussaint L'Ouverture declares Haitian independence
1802 - 1st comic book "The Wasp" is published
1807 - France, Russia & Prussia sign Peace of Tilsit
1814 - Walter Scott's "Waverley" published
1829 - Royal Military Chapel forms
1838 - Central American federation is dissolved
1846 - US annexs California
1850 - Scottish explorer Edward Eyre reaches Albany, W-Australia
1861 - Battle of Laurel Hill, VA
1862 - Land Grant Act endows state colleges with federal land
1863 - 1st military draft by US (exemptions cost $100)
1863 - Orders barring Jews from serving under US General Ulysses S. Grant are revoked
US President & Union General Ulysses S. GrantUS President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant 1864 - S Middleton, MD -Early's Washington Raid-
1868 - Ed Pooley takes 12 dismissals as keeper in match Surrey v Sussex
1874 - 27th Postmaster General: James W Marshall of NJ takes office
1875 - Jesse James robs train in Otterville Missouri
1878 - Social-Democratic United forms in Amsterdam
1887 - 11th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Herbert Lawford beats E Renshaw (1-6 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-4)
1891 - Travelers checks patents
1892 - Katipunan: the Revolutionary Philippine Brotherhood is established leading to the fall of the Spanish Empire in Asia.
1892 - 9th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Lottie Dod beats B Hillyard (6-1 6-1)
Outlaw Jesse JamesOutlaw Jesse James 1892 - 16th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim (4-6 6-3 6-3 6-2)
1898 - US annexes 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 SF Bay
1908 - The Democratic Party meets in Denver at the start of their convention; William Jennings Bryan is nominated as presidential nominee
1911 - 28th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: D Chambers beats D Boothby (6-0 6-0)
1911 - Dorothea Lambert Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-0, 6-0 in a record
Baseball Legend Connie MackBaseball Legend Connie Mack 1914 - Balt Orioles' (IL) owner Jack Dunn offers Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore & Ben Egan for $10,000 to Connie Mack, who refuses, pleading poverty
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 Mens Tennis: Gerald Patterson beats N Brookes (6-3 7-5 6-2)
1923 - 43rd Wimbledon Mens 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 Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats L de Alvarez (6-2 6-3)
1928 - Edward Hamm of US, sets then long jump record at 25' 11"
1928 - Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri. It is described as the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped".
1929 - Romania & Vatican sign concord
31st US President Herbert Hoover31st US President Herbert Hoover 1930 - Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam
1932 - Bradman scores a cricket double century in Montreal
1933 - 53rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jack Crawford beats E Vines (4-6 11-9 6-2 2-6 6-4)
1934 - Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship
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 & Chinese troops clash, (Marco Polo Bridge), beginning of Second Sino-Japanese War
1939 - 52nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Kay Stammers (62 60)
Tennis Champion Alice MarbleTennis Champion Alice Marble 1939 - 74th British Golf Open: Dick Burton shoots a 290 at St Andrews
1941 - Nazis executed 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
1943 - -10] Japanese premier Hideki Tojo visits Java
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 - U-951 sunk
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.
1948 - 6 female reservists become 1st women sworn into regular US Navy
1948 - Cleveland Indians sign Leroy "Satchel" Paige
1948 - Indians sign Satchel Paige at 42
1949 - "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" opens at Broadway NYC for 76 perfs
1949 - "Dragnet" premieres on NBC radio; also a TV series in 1951 & 1967
1950 - 1st Farnborough airshow held
1950 - 64th Wimbledon Mens 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 Womens 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
Argentine Revolutionary Che GuevaraArgentine Revolutionary Che Guevara 1953 - Che Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
1954 - Formation of the TANU party (Tanganyika African National Union ) in Tanzania
1955 - 1st LPGA Championship won by Beverly Hanson
1956 - 63rd Wimbledon Womens 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).
1957 - Heavy storm ravages Belgian coast
1958 - C A Milton scores 104* on Test Cricket debut, England v NZ Headingley
1958 - Pres Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood
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
Tennis Player Rod LaverTennis Player Rod Laver 1961 - 75th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Chuck McKinley (63 61 64)
1961 - James R Hoffa elected chairman of Teamsters
1962 - 69th Wimbledon Womens 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 Mens 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
1967 - Beginning of the civil war in Biafra.
1968 - 23rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
1968 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1968 - Rock group "Yardbirds" disband
1969 - Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English lang
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)
Tennis Legend Billie Jean KingTennis Legend Billie Jean King 1972 - 79th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Goolagong (63 63)
1972 - Dutch Minister of Agt decides to ignore soft drug usage
1973 - 78 drown as flash flood sweeps a bus into a river (India)
1973 - 80th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats C Evert (60 75), 1st all-US women's 1st all-US women's Wimbledon final
1973 - 87th Wimbledon Mens 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 consec errorless games at 3rd (78)
1974 - Sue Roberts wins LPGA Niagara Frontier Golf Classic
1974 - West Germany beats Neth 2-1 for soccer'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 - Lt General Vernon A Walters, USA, ends term as deputy director of CIA; succeeded by E Henry Knoche
1976 - Viking 2 goes into orbit around Mars
1977 - 12,000 police occupy university in Mexico City
1978 - 85th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (26 64 75)
1978 - Solomon Islands declares independence from UK
Tennis Player Björn BorgTennis Player Björn Borg 1979 - 93rd Wimbledon Mens 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
1980 - Larry Holmes TKOs Scott LeDoux in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
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 in Iran.
1980 - The Safra massacre in Lebanon.
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry HolmesWBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes 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 Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (76 62)
1985 - 92nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chrissie Evert (46 63 62)
LPGA Golfer Nancy LopezLPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez 1985 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship
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 & Colin Wells make 303* partnership for Sussex v Kent
1987 - Kiwanis Clubs end men-only tradition, vote to admit women
1987 - Lt Col Oliver North began 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 Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Z Garrison (64 61)
1990 - NJ Devils sign Russians Viacheslav Fetisov & Sergei Starikov
1990 - Italy beats England in soccer's World Cup consolation game
1991 - 105th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Michael Stich beats B Becker (64 76 64)
1991 - Alice Miller wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
MLB Pitching Legend Nolan RyanMLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan 1991 - Nolan Ryan possible 8th no-hitter ends in the 8th inning
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 - "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
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 Mens Tennis: R Krajicek beats M Washington (63 64 63)
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave StocktonGolfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton 1996 - 17th US Seniors Golf Open: Dave Stockton
1996 - Joan Pitcock wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Golf Classic
1996 - Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), lands
1996 - Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa
1997 - Tiger Woods wins golf's Western Open
1997 - Tower Minn temps dip to 24°F
1998 - 69th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-8 at Coors Field, Denver

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