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7th of July 1456 EVENT A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death.
7th of July 1534 EVENT European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in New Brunswick.
7th of July 1543 EVENT French troops invade Luxembourg.
7th of July 1575 EVENT Raid of the Redeswire, the last major battle between England and Scotland.
7th of July 1585 EVENT The Treaty of Nemours abolishes tolerance to Protestants in France.
7th of July 1770 EVENT The Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire takes place.
7th of July 1777 EVENT American Revolutionary War: Battle of Hubbardton.
7th of July 1798 EVENT Quasi-War: the U.S. Congress rescinds treaties with France sparking the "war".
7th of July 1807 EVENT Napoleonic Wars: the Peace of Tilsit between France, Prussia and Russia ends the Fourth Coalition.
7th of July 1846 EVENT Mexican-American War: American troops occupy Monterey and Yerba Buena, thus beginning the U.S. conquest of California.
7th of July 1863 EVENT United States begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300.
7th of July 1865 EVENT American Civil War: four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln are hanged.
7th of July 1892 EVENT Katipunan: the Revolutionary Philippine Brotherhood is established, contributing to the fall of the Spanish Empire in Asia.
7th of July 1898 EVENT U.S. President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States.
7th of July 1915 EVENT An International Railway trolley with an extreme overload of 157 passengers crashes near Queenston, Ontario, killing 15.
7th of July 1915 EVENT World War I: end of First Battle of the Isonzo.
7th of July 1917 EVENT Russian Revolution: Prince Georgy Yevgenyevich Lvov forms a provisional government in Russia after the deposing of Tsar Nicholas II.
7th of July 1928 EVENT Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.
7th of July 1930 EVENT Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of the Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam).
7th of July 1937 EVENT Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Lugou Bridge : Japanese forces invade Beijing, China.
7th of July 1941 EVENT World War II: U.S. forces land in Iceland, taking over from an earlier British occupation.
7th of July 1941 EVENT World War II: Beirut is occupied by Free France and British troops.
7th of July 1944 EVENT World War II: Largest Banzai charge of the Pacific War at the Battle of Saipan.
7th of July 1946 EVENT Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini becomes the first American to be canonized.
7th of July 1946 EVENT Howard Hughes nearly dies when his XF-11 spy plane prototype crashes in a Beverly Hills neighborhood.
7th of July 1952 EVENT The ocean liner SS United States passes Bishop's Rock on her maiden voyage, breaking the transatlantic speed record to become the fastest passenger ship in the world.
7th of July 1953 EVENT Ernesto "Che" Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
7th of July 1954 EVENT Elvis Presley made his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his first recording for Sun Records, "That's All Right."
7th of July 1956 EVENT Fritz Moravec reaches the peak of Gasherbrum II (8,035 m).
7th of July 1958 EVENT U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into law.
7th of July 1959 EVENT 14:28 UT Venus occults the star Regulus. This rare event is used to determine the diameter of Venus and the structure of the Venusian atmosphere.
7th of July 1967 EVENT Beginning of the civil war in Biafra.
7th of July 1969 EVENT In Canada, the Official Languages Act is adopted making the French language equal to the English language throughout the Federal government.
7th of July 1978 EVENT The Solomon Islands become independent from the United Kingdom.
7th of July 1980 EVENT Institution of sharia in Iran.
7th of July 1980 EVENT During the Lebanese civil war, 83 Tiger militants are killed during what will be known as the Safra massacre.
7th of July 1983 EVENT Cold War: Samantha Smith, a U.S. schoolgirl, flies to the Soviet Union at the invitation of Secretary General Yuri Andropov.
7th of July 1985 EVENT Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17
7th of July 1991 EVENT Yugoslav Wars: the Brioni Agreement ends the ten-day independence war in Slovenia against the rest of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
7th of July 2002 EVENT A scandal breaks out in the United Kingdom when news reports accuse MI6 of sheltering Abu Qatada, the supposed European Al Qaeda leader.
7th of July 2005 EVENT A series of four explosions occurs on London's transport system killing 56 people including four alleged suicide bombers and injuring over 700 others.
7th of July 1053 BIRTHDAY Emperor Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1129)
7th of July 1119 BIRTHDAY Emperor Sutoku of Japan (d. 1164)
7th of July 1207 BIRTHDAY Princess Elisabeth of Hungary Catholic saint (d. 1231)
7th of July 1528 BIRTHDAY Archduchess Anna of Austria, daughter of Ferdinand I (d. 1590)
7th of July 1586 BIRTHDAY Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, English statesman and art collector (d. 1646)
7th of July 1656 BIRTHDAY Guru Har Krishan, Indian religious figure (d. 1664)
7th of July 1746 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian astronomer (d. 1826)
7th of July 1752 BIRTHDAY Joseph-Marie Jacquard, French inventor (d. 1834)
7th of July 1766 BIRTHDAY Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, French general (d. 1815)
7th of July 1843 BIRTHDAY Camillo Golgi, Italian physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1926)
7th of July 1848 BIRTHDAY Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, Brazilian politician (d. 1919)
7th of July 1851 BIRTHDAY Charles Tindley, American gospel music composer (d. 1933)
7th of July 1855 BIRTHDAY Ludwig Ganghofer, German writer (d. 1920)
7th of July 1860 BIRTHDAY Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer (d. 1911)
7th of July 1874 BIRTHDAY Erwin Bumke, German jurist (d. 1945)
7th of July 1884 BIRTHDAY Lion Feuchtwanger, German dramatist (d. 1958)
7th of July 1887 BIRTHDAY Marc Chagall, Russian painter (d. 1985)
7th of July 1891 BIRTHDAY Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Japanese general (d. 1945)
7th of July 1891 BIRTHDAY Virginia Rappe, American actress (d. 1921)
7th of July 1893 BIRTHDAY Miroslav Krleza, Croatian writer (d. 1981)
7th of July 1899 BIRTHDAY George Cukor, American director (d. 1983)
7th of July 1900 BIRTHDAY Earle E. Partridge, American military commander (d. 1990)
7th of July 1901 BIRTHDAY Vittorio De Sica, Italian director (d. 1974)
7th of July 1901 BIRTHDAY Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese film producer (d. 1970)
7th of July 1901 BIRTHDAY Sam Katzman, American film producer (d. 1973)
7th of July 1902 BIRTHDAY Ted Radcliffe, American baseball player and centenarian (d. 2005)
7th of July 1904 BIRTHDAY Simone Beck, French chef (d. 1991)
7th of July 1906 BIRTHDAY William Feller, Croatian mathematician (d. 1970)
7th of July 1906 BIRTHDAY Anna Marie Hahn, German-born American serial killer (d. 1938)
7th of July 1906 BIRTHDAY Anton Karas, Austrian zither player (d. 1985)
7th of July 1906 BIRTHDAY Satchel Paige, American baseball player (d. 1982)
7th of July 1907 BIRTHDAY Robert A. Heinlein, American writer (d. 1988)
7th of July 1908 BIRTHDAY Revilo P. Oliver, American academic and White nationalism advocate (d. 1994)
7th of July 1911 BIRTHDAY Gretchen Franklin, English actress (d. 2005)
7th of July 1911 BIRTHDAY Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian composer (d. 2007)
7th of July 1913 BIRTHDAY Pinetop Perkins, American blues pianist
7th of July 1915 BIRTHDAY Margaret Abigail Walker Alexander, American novelist and poet (d. 1998)
7th of July 1917 BIRTHDAY Fidel Sanchez Hernandez, El Salvador politician (d. 2003)
7th of July 1919 BIRTHDAY Jon Pertwee, English actor (d. 1996)
7th of July 1920 BIRTHDAY Bhaktaraj Maharaj, Indian Hindu figure (d. 1995)
7th of July 1921 BIRTHDAY Ezzard Charles, American boxer (d. 1975)
7th of July 1921 BIRTHDAY Adolf von Thadden, German politician (d. 1996)
7th of July 1922 BIRTHDAY Alan Armer, American television producer, and director (d. 2010)
7th of July 1922 BIRTHDAY Pierre Cardin, French fashion designer
7th of July 1924 BIRTHDAY Mary Ford, American singer (d. 1977)
7th of July 1925 BIRTHDAY Wally Phillips, American radio personality (d. 2008)
7th of July 1927 BIRTHDAY Charlie Louvin, American country music singer-songwriter (Louvin Brothers)
7th of July 1927 BIRTHDAY Doc Severinsen, American composer and jazz trumpeter
7th of July 1929 BIRTHDAY Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)
7th of July 1930 BIRTHDAY Hank Mobley, American jazz composer and saxophonist (d. 1986)
7th of July 1930 BIRTHDAY Theodore Edgar McCarrick, American cardinal
7th of July 1931 BIRTHDAY David Eddings, American fantasy novelist (d. 2009)
7th of July 1932 BIRTHDAY Joe Zawinul, Austrian jazz composer and keyboardist (d. 2007)
7th of July 1933 BIRTHDAY Murray Halberg, New Zealand middle distance runner
7th of July 1933 BIRTHDAY David McCullough, American historian and author
7th of July 1933 BIRTHDAY Bruce Wells, English boxer and actor
7th of July 1936 BIRTHDAY Jo Siffert, Swiss race car driver (d. 1971)
7th of July 1936 BIRTHDAY Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer (d. 1980)
7th of July 1937 BIRTHDAY Tung Chee-Hwa, Hong Kong administrator
7th of July 1940 BIRTHDAY Ringo Starr, English drummer and singer (The Beatles)
7th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Marco Bollesan, Italian rugby player and coach
7th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Bill Oddie, English comedian and ornithologist
7th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Michael Howard, British politician
7th of July 1942 BIRTHDAY Carmen Duncan, Australian actress
7th of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Toto Cutugno, Italian singer
7th of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Joel Siegel, American film critic (d. 2007)
7th of July 1945 BIRTHDAY Michael Ancram, British politician
7th of July 1945 BIRTHDAY Matti Salminen, Finnish opera singer
7th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Joe Spano, American actor
7th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Victor Manuel, Spanish songwriter and singer
7th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Gyanendra, deposed king of Nepal
7th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Felix Standaert, Belgian diplomat
7th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Rob Townsend, English drummer (Family)
7th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Howard Rheingold, American critic and writer
7th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Jean Leclerc, French-Canadian actor
7th of July 1949 BIRTHDAY Shelley Duvall, American actress
7th of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Mando Guerrero, Mexican professional wrestler
7th of July 1954 BIRTHDAY Rami Fortis, Israeli rock singer (Minimal Compact)
7th of July 1955 BIRTHDAY Len Barker, American baseball player
7th of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Dayton, American film director
7th of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Berry Sakharof, Turkish-born Israeli guitarist (Minimal Compact)
7th of July 1959 BIRTHDAY Billy Campbell, American actor
7th of July 1959 BIRTHDAY Jessica Hahn, American model
7th of July 1959 BIRTHDAY Ben Linder, American engineer (d. 1987)
7th of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Kevin A. Ford, American astronaut
7th of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Ralph Sampson, American basketball player
7th of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Vonda Shepard, American singer
7th of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Mo Collins, American actress
7th of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Paula Devicq, Canadian actress
7th of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Kyle, English television presenter
7th of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Guscott, English rugby player
7th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Jim Gaffigan, American comedian
7th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Neil Tobin, American magician and psychic entertainer
7th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Gundula Krause, German folk violinist
7th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Tom Kristensen, Danish race car driver
7th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Jackie Neal, American singer (d. 2005)
7th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Amy Carlson, American actress
7th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Jorja Fox, American actress
7th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Jeff VanderMeer, American writer
7th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Allen Payne, American actor
7th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Joe Sakic, Canadian ice hockey player
7th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Nathalie Simard, French Canadian singer
7th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Cree Summer, American voice actress
7th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Sylke Otto, German luger
7th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Robin Weigert, American actress
7th of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Robia LaMorte, American actress and dancer
7th of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Wayne McCullough, Irish boxer
7th of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Erik Zabel, German cyclist
7th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Alistair Potts, British rower
7th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Christian Camargo, American actor
7th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Lisa Leslie, American basketball player
7th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Manfred Stohl, Austrian rally driver
7th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Kirsten Vangsness, American actress
7th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Matt Mantei, American baseball player
7th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Karlis Skrastins, Latvian ice hockey player
7th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Troy Garity, American actor
7th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Natsuki Takaya, Japanese manga-ka
7th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Jose Jimenez, Dominican baseball player
7th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Patrick Lalime, Canadian ice hockey player
7th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Tony Benshoof, American luger
7th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Michael Voss, Australian rules footballer
7th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Dominic Foley, Irish footballer
7th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Felix Vasquez, American municipal employee
7th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Chris Andersen, American basketball player
7th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Davor Kraljevic, Croatian footballer
7th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Anastasios Gousis, Greek sprinter
7th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Carl Breeze, British racing driver
7th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY John Buck, American baseball player
7th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Deidre Downs, American beauty queen
7th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Michelle Kwan, American figure skater
7th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Dan Whitesides, American drummer (The Used)
7th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Kaisa Jouhki, Indonesian singer (Battlelore)
7th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Synyster Gates, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold)
7th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer
7th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Cassidy, American rapper
7th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Nick Karner, American filmmaker
7th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Mike Glita, American bassist (Senses Fail)
7th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY George Owu, Ghanaian footballer
7th of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Justin Davies, Australian rules footballer
7th of July 1983 BIRTHDAY D. Woods, American singer (Danity Kane)
7th of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Ciara Newell, Irish singer (Bellefire)
7th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Minas Alozidis, Greek hurdler
7th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Mohammad Ashraful, Bangladeshi cricketer
7th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Marie-Mai, Canadian singer
7th of July 1986 BIRTHDAY Ana Kasparian, American radio personality
7th of July 1986 BIRTHDAY Udo Schwarz, German rugby player
7th of July 1987 BIRTHDAY Lena Ma, Canadian beauty pageant contestant
7th of July 1987 BIRTHDAY Steven Crowder, American comedian
7th of July 1988 BIRTHDAY Kaci Brown, American singer
7th of July 1988 BIRTHDAY Ilan Rubin, American drummer (Nine Inch Nails)
7th of July 1988 BIRTHDAY Lukas Rosenthal, German rugby player
7th of July 1989 BIRTHDAY Kim Bum, South Korean actor
7th of July 1989 BIRTHDAY Giannoulis Fakinos, Greek footballer
7th of July 2000 BIRTHDAY Princess Purnika of Nepal
7th of July 1304 DEATH Pope Benedict XI (Born 1240)
7th of July 1307 DEATH King Edward I of England (Born 1239)
7th of July 1537 DEATH Madeleine of Valois, French-born Queen consort of James V of Scotland (Born 1520)
7th of July 1572 DEATH King Sigismund II Augustus of Poland (Born 1520)
7th of July 1573 DEATH Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect (Born 1507)
7th of July 1647 DEATH Thomas Hooker, English-born Connecticut colonist (Born 1586)
7th of July 1663 DEATH Thomas Baltzar, German violinist
7th of July 1701 DEATH William Stoughton, American judge at the Salem witch trials (Born 1631)
7th of July 1713 DEATH Henry Compton, Bishop of Oxford and member of the Privy Council of England (Born 1632)
7th of July 1730 DEATH Olivier Levasseur, French pirate (Born 1688 or 1690)
7th of July 1737 DEATH Gian Gastone, the last Medicean Grand Duke of Tuscany (Born 1671)
7th of July 1764 DEATH William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, English politician (Born 1683)
7th of July 1776 DEATH Jeremiah Markland, English classical scholar (Born 1693)
7th of July 1790 DEATH Francois Hemsterhuis, Dutch philosopher (Born 1721)
7th of July 1816 DEATH Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish playwright and politician (Born 1751)
7th of July 1855 DEATH Konstantin Batyushkov, Russian poet (Born 1787)
7th of July 1865 DEATH Mary Surratt, American conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the first woman ever executed in the USA (Born 1823)
7th of July 1865 DEATH Lewis Payne, American conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (Born 1844)
7th of July 1865 DEATH George Atzerodt, German-born conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (Born 1833)
7th of July 1865 DEATH David Herold, American conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (Born 1842)
7th of July 1878 DEATH Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev, Russian mathematician (Born 1847)
7th of July 1890 DEATH Henri Nestle, German confectioner and founder of Nestle S.A. (Born 1814)
7th of July 1901 DEATH Johanna Spyri, Swiss author (Born 1827)
7th of July 1913 DEATH Edward Burd Grubb, Jr., American Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General (Born 1841)
7th of July 1922 DEATH Cathal Brugha, Chief of Staff of Irish Republican Army (Born 1874)
7th of July 1925 DEATH Clarence Hudson White American photographer (Born 1871)
7th of July 1927 DEATH Gosta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (Born 1846)
7th of July 1930 DEATH Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish writer (Born 1859)
7th of July 1932 DEATH Henry Eyster Jacobs, American Lutheran theologian (Born 1844)
7th of July 1932 DEATH Alexander Grin, Russian novelist (Born 1880)
7th of July 1949 DEATH Bunk Johnson, American jazz trumpeter (Born 1879 or 1889)
7th of July 1954 DEATH Idabelle Smith Firestone, American composer and songwriter (Born 1874)
7th of July 1956 DEATH Gottfried Benn, German poet (Born 1886)
7th of July 1964 DEATH Lillian Copeland, American discus thrower (Born 1904)
7th of July 1965 DEATH Moshe Sharett, Ukraine-born 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (Born 1894)
7th of July 1967 DEATH Vivien Leigh, English actress (Born 1913)
7th of July 1968 DEATH Jo Schlesser, French race car driver (Born 1928)
7th of July 1971 DEATH Claude Gauvreau, Canadian writer (Born 1925)
7th of July 1971 DEATH Ub Iwerks, American artist, director, and cartoonist (Born 1901)
7th of July 1972 DEATH Athenagoras, Patriarch of Constantinople (Born 1886)
7th of July 1972 DEATH King Talal of Jordan (Born 1909)
7th of July 1973 DEATH Max Horkheimer, German philosopher and sociologist (Born 1895)
7th of July 1973 DEATH Veronica Lake, American actress (Born 1919)
7th of July 1975 DEATH Ruffian, American thoroughbred racehorse (Born 1972)
7th of July 1976 DEATH Walter Giesler, American football coach (Born 1910)
7th of July 1980 DEATH Dore Schary, American film producer and writer (Born 1905)
7th of July 1981 DEATH Peace Pilgrim, American pacifist and activist (Born 1908)
7th of July 1984 DEATH Carl Boenish, American BASE jumping supporter (Born 1941)
7th of July 1984 DEATH Alexander Fu Sheng, Hong Kong actor (Born 1954)
7th of July 1990 DEATH Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer (Born 1958)
7th of July 1990 DEATH Bill Cullen, American game show host (Born 1920)
7th of July 1993 DEATH Mia Zapata, American singer (The Gits) (Born 1965)
7th of July 1994 DEATH Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German Luftwaffe officer (Born 1907)
7th of July 1994 DEATH Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (Born 1924)
7th of July 1999 DEATH Captain Vikram Batra, Indian Army officer and Param Vir Chakra recipient (Born 1974)
7th of July 2000 DEATH Kenny Irwin, Jr., American race car driver (Born 1969)
7th of July 2001 DEATH Fred Neil, American singer-songwriter (Born 1936)
7th of July 2002 DEATH Bison Dele, American basketball player (Born 1969)
7th of July 2003 DEATH Izhak Graziani, Bulgarian-born conductor (Born 1924)
7th of July 2006 DEATH Juan de Avalos, Spanish sculptor (Born 1911)
7th of July 2006 DEATH John Money, New Zealand-born American sexologist (Born 1921)
7th of July 2006 DEATH Syd Barrett, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pink Floyd) (Born 1946)
7th of July 2008 DEATH Bruce Conner, American sculptor, painter and photographer (Born 1933)
7th of July 2008 DEATH Dorian Leigh, American supermodel (Born 1917)

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