July 7 Events in History - July 7 Birthdays - July 7 Deaths
2015 The World Boxing Organization (WBO) has taken back Floyd Mayweather's welterweight title belt, won after his recent victory over Manny Pacquiao; WBO stripped the title after Mayweather failed to pay a $200,000 fee and vacate his existing titles
2014 Fossils of prehistoric bird species Pelagornis sandersi have been uncovered at the Charleston, S.C. airport; the species is the largest-known bird discovered to date, with a wingspan of approximately 24 feet
2014 The Obama administration requests $3.7 billion to address a flood of children crossing the U.S. border unaccompanied by adults; the children are to be returned to their home countries
2013 At the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, Andy Murray wins the Men's Singles after beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets; he becomes the first British man to win since Fred Perry's Wimbleton 1936 win
2013 A call for demonstrations is held by opponents of deposed President Mohamed Morsi in Egypt
2012 The brother of Columbian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1982 Nobel Prize of Literature recipient, announces he suffers from Dementia and can no longer write
2012 Tennis pro Serena Williams beats Agnieszka Radwanska in the Women's Singles final at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships
2011 In China, a fire in a coal mine in Shandong Province leaves at least 36 people trapped underground
2011 In efforts to avoid food shortages and political oppression, South Korea begins work on a new facility to house North Korean refugees
2010 A heat wave in the U.S. and Canada kills 9 people
2005 London's transit system is bombed by terrorists, 56 deaths, 700 injured
2002 Wimbledon Men's Finals, Lleyton Hewitt beat David Nalbandian
2002 Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Venus Williams and her sister Serena Williams Paola Suarez and Virginia Ruano
2002 Wimbledon Men's Doubles Finals, Todd Woodbridge and Jonas Bjorkman beat Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor,
2002 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals, Mahesh Bhupathi and Elena Likhovtseva beat Kevin Ullyett and Daniela Hantuchova
2001 Wimbledon Women's Finals, Venus Williams beat Justine Henin
1998 69th All Star Baseball Game: at Coors Field, Denver
1997 Tiger Woods wins golf's Western Open
1997 Tower Minnesota temps dip to 24 degrees F
1996 110th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: R Krajicek beats M Washington (63 64 63)
1996 17th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Dave Stockton
1996 Joan Pitcock wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Golf Classic
1996 Space Shuttle STS-78, Columbia 20, lands
1995 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL home game vs, BC Lions
1995 Space shuttle STS-71, Atlantis 14, lands
1994 "Les Miserables," opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
1994 Actress Diane Lane files for divorce from Christopher Lambert
1994 North Yemenite troops occupy Aden
1993 Guntis Ulmanis elected president of Latvia
1993 New York Met Anthony Young, loses his 26th straight game, goes to 27
1993 Philadelphia Phillies beat San Francisco 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
1991 105th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Michael Stich beats B Becker (64 76 64)
1991 Alice Miller wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1991 Nolan Ryan possible 8th no-hitter ends in the 8th inning
1990 97th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Zina Garrison (64 61)
1990 New Jersey Devils sign Russians Viacheslav Fetisov and Sergei Starikov
1988 Soviet Union launches Phobos 1 to probe Martian moon (unsuccessful)
1988 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987 Alan and Colin Wells make 303* partnership for Sussex vs. Kent
1987 Kiwanis Clubs end men-only tradition, vote to admit women
1987 Oliver North began public testimony at Iran-Contra hearing
1987 Yankees trailing by 7 score 7 in 7th on 7/7 and 5 in 8th-Beat Twins 12-7
1986 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 (updated) released
1986 It is reported 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
1986 U.S. actress Deborah Hunter marries actor Michael Tylo
1985 92nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (46 63 62)
1985 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship
1984 5 die in a train crash in Williston, Vermont
1984 91st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (76 62)
1984 Frankie Valli marries Randy Clohessy
1983 11 year old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for U.S.S.R.
1982 David Moorcroft of U.K. sets record for 5000 m, 13:00.41
1982 Steve Scott of U.S. runs mile in a record 3:47.69
1981 1st solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, crosses English Channel
1981 Sandra Day O'Connor nominated for the Supreme Court
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 Universe) as 29th Miss USA
1979 93rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats R Tanner (67 61 36 63 64)
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 85th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (26 64 75)
1978 Solomon Islands declares independence from U.K.
1977 12,000 police occupy university in Mexico City
1976 E. Henry Knoche, becomes deputy director of CIA
1976 Vernon A. Walters, USA, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1976 Viking 2 goes into orbit around Mars
1975 TV soap opera "Ryan's Hope" premieres
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 Netherlands 2-1 for soccer's 10th World Cup in Munich
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
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 Baltimore 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
1973 1st all - U.S. women's Wimbledon, Billie Jean King beats Chris Evert
1972 1st women FBI members sworn in (Susan Lynn Roley and Joanne E Pierce)
1972 79th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Goolagong (63 63)
1972 Dutch Minister of Agt decides to ignore soft drug usage
1969 Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English lang
1969 Der Spiegel reveals Munich's Bishop Defregger is a war criminal
1968 23rd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
1968 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1968 Rock group "Yardbirds" disband
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
1965 Otis Redding records "Respect"
1964 35th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-4 at Shea Stadium, New York
1964 All star MVP: John Callison, Philadelphia Phillies
1963 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
1962 69th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Karen Susman beats Vera Sukova (64 64)
1962 Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 horse races
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 75th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Chuck McKinley (63 61 64)
1961 James R. Hoffa elected chairman of Teamsters
1960 Netherlands - U.S. cemetery Margraten official opens
1960 U.S.S.R. shoots down a U.S. aircraft over Barents sea
1959 26th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
1958 C A Milton scores 104* on Test Cricket debut, England vs. New Zealand Headingley
1958 President Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood
1958 William Shea outlines plans for a $12M stadium at Flushing Meadows New York
1957 Heavy storm ravages Belgian coast
1956 63rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Shirley Fry beats Angela Buxton (63 61)
1956 Douglas Moore/John Latouche' opera "Ballad of Baby Doe," premieres
1956 7 Army trucks loaded with dynamite explode in middle of Cali, Columbia killing 1,100-1,200, destroying 2,000 buildings
1955 1st LPGA Championship won by Beverly Hanson
1954 T.A.N.U. party forms in Tanzania
1953 35th PGA Championship: Walter Burkemo at Birmingham CC Michigan
1952 SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40
1951 58th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Doris Hart beats Shirley Fry (61 60)
1950 1st Farnborough airshow held
1950 64th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Budge Patty beats Sedgman (61 8-10 62 63)
1950 79th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 279 at Royal Troon
1949 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" opens at Broadway New York City for 76 performances
1949 "Dragnet" premieres on NBC radio; also a TV series in 1951 and 1967
1948 6 female reservists become 1st women sworn into regular U.S. Navy
1948 Cleveland Indians sign Leroy "Satchel" Paige at 42
1946 Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini canonized as 1st American saint
1944 Bomber Command drop 2,572 tons of bombs on Caen, France
1944 Heavy Japanese counter offensive on Saipan
1943 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
1942 Germany troop march into Woronezj
1942 military all star team (including Bob Feller) losts to AL all stars 5-0
1941 Nazis executed 5,000 Jews in Kovono, Lithuania
1941 U.S. forces land in Iceland to forestall Nazi invasion
1939 52nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Kay Stammers (62 60)
1937 5th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 8-3 at Griffith Stadium, Wash
1937 Japanese and Chinese troops clash, (Marco Polo Bridge), becomes WW II
1936 4th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Braves Field, Boston
1934 Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship
1932 Bradman scores a cricket double century in Montreal
1930 Construction begins on Boulder Dam
1929 Romania and Vatican sign concord
1928 41st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats L de Alvarez (62 63)
1928 Edward Hamm of U.S., sets then long jump record at 25' 11"
1924 Robert LeGendre of U.S., sets then long jump record at 25' 5 "
1923 43rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: William Johnston beats F Hunter (60 63 61)
1923 Cleveland Indians beat Boston Red Sox 27-3 with 13 runs in 6th inning
1923 University of Delaware invents "junior year abroad" (at Sorbonne)
1919 Phillies tie major league record of 8 steals in 9 inn game
1914 Baltimore Orioles' (IL) owner Jack Dunn offers Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore and Ben Egan for $10,000 to Connie Mack, who refuses, pleading poverty
1913 British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule Law
1911 28th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: D Chambers beats D Boothby (60 60)
1911 Dorothea Lambert Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-0, 6-0 in a record
1908 Great White Fleet leaves San Francisco Bay
1905 127 degrees F (53 degrees C), Parker Ariz (state record)
1900 Boston hurler Kid Nichols notches his 300th career victory
1898 U.S. annexes Hawaii
1891 Travelers checks patents
1878 Social-Democratic United forms in Amsterdam
1875 Jesse James robs train in Otterville, Missouri
1874 27th Postmaster General: James W. Marshall of New Jersey takes office
1868 Ed Pooley takes 12 dismissals as keeper in match Surrey vs. Sussex
1864 S Middleton, MD -Early's Washington Raid-
1863 1st military draft by U.S., exemptions cost $100
1863 Orders barring Jews from serving under U.S. Grant are revoked
1862 Land Grant Act endows state colleges with federal land
1861 Battle of Laurel Hill, Virginia
1850 Scottish explorer Edward Eyre reaches Albany, W-Australia
1846 U.S. annexs California
1838 Central American federation is dissolved
1829 Royal Military Chapel forms
1814 Walter Scott's "Waverley" published
1807 France, Russia and Prussia sign Peace of Tilsit
1802 1st comic book "The Wasp," is published
1801 Toussaint L'Ouverture declares Haitian independence
1768 Firm of Johann Buddenbrook founded, in Thomas Mann's novel
1754 Kings College in New York City opens (renamed Columbia College)
1753 English parliament grants Jewish English citizenship
1713 1st performance of Georg F Handel's "To Deum" and "Jubilate"
1668 Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge
1647 People's uprising against high prices and Spanish rule in Naples
1607 "God Save the King" is 1st sung
1585 King Henri III and Duke De Guise signs Treaty of Nemours: French Huguenots loose all freedoms
1550 Chocolate introduced
1543 French troops invade Luxembourg
1498 Emperor Maximilian I establishes choir of Imperial Chapel
1495 King Ferdinand II returns to Naples
1456 Though she had already been executed, Joan of Arc is acquitted
1438 French church/King Charles VII release Pragmatieke Sanctie of Bourges
1124 Tyrus surrenders to Crusaders