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197993rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats R Tanner (67 61 36 63 64)

1930Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam

197279th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Goolagong (63 63)

1932Bradman scores a cricket double century in Montreal

1934Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship

199617th US Seniors Golf Open: Dave Stockton

198592nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chrissie Evert (46 63 62)

197380th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats C Evert (60 75), 1st all-US women's 1st all-US women's Wimbledon final

1875Jesse James robs train in Otterville Missouri

1520Battle of Otumba Mexico: Hernán Cortés and the Tlaxcalans defeat a numerically superior Aztec force

1908The Democratic Party meets in Denver at the start of their convention; William Jennings Bryan is nominated as presidential nominee

1980Larry Holmes TKOs Scott LeDoux in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship

1996Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa

1668Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge

17131st performance of George F Handel's "Te Deum" & "Jubilate"

1991Nolan Ryan possible 8th no-hitter ends in the 8th inning

1997Tiger Woods wins golf's Western Open

1456A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death

196175th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Chuck McKinley (63 61 64)

193952nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Kay Stammers (62 60)

2007Pope Benedict XVI issues the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum, removing restrictions on celebrating the old Tridentine Mass.

2002109th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-6 6-3)

1953Che Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.

198491st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (76 62)

1863Orders barring Jews from serving under US General Ulysses S. Grant are revoked

July 7th Historical Events
Date Event
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 
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. 
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 
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) 
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 
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 
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) 
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 
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 
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) 
1972
79th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Goolagong (63 63) 
1972
Dutch Minister of Agt decides to ignore soft drug usage 
1972
Secret Talks Between IRA and British Government: Gerry Adams is part of a delegation to London for talks with the British Government 
1972
7 people are killed in separate incidents across Northern Ireland 
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 
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. 
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) 
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 
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) 
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 
2002
A scandal breaks out in the United Kingdom when news reports accuse MI6 of sheltering Abu Qatada, the supposed European Al Qaeda leader. 
2002
109th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-6 6-3) 
2002
116th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lleyton Hewitt beats D Nalbandian (6-1 6-3 6-2) 
2003
The United Communist Party of Armenia is formed. 
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. 
2007
Pope Benedict XVI issues the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum, removing restrictions on celebrating the old Tridentine Mass. 
2007
Worldwide performances by charity event Live Earth. 
2011
Roof of a stand in De Grolsch Veste Stadium in Enschede which was under construction collapsed, one killed and 14 injured. 
2012
Floods in the Krasnodar region, Russia, kill 140 people 
2013
10 people are killed after an air taxi crashes in Soldotna, Alaska 
2013
127th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic (6-4 7-5 6-4) becoming the first British man to win a Wimbledon tennis title since 1936 
2016
Attorney General Accepts Recommendation Not to Charge Hillary Clinton 
2017
All eyes on Trump-Putin dynamics as they meet for first time at G20 
2017
Japan, South Korea, US demand greater Chinese effort on N.Korea 
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