On This Day In History, 7 July


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World Events Today

  • 25 years after her execution, the retrial of Joan of Arc occurred today in 1456, she was declared innocent
  • The Alaska Statehood Act was signed by the United States President, Dwight D Eisenhower, today in 1958, it meant that Alaska would become the 49th state on 3 January 1959
  • The London bombings, a series of 4 Islamic terrorist suicide attacks, targeting the city’s public transport system during rush hour, occurred today in 2005, over 50 commuters were killed

Entertainment Events Today

  • West Germany beat The Netherlands 2-1 today in 1974 to win the 10th FIFA World Cup Final
  • The Spy Who Loved Me, the 10th James Bond movie, starring Roger Moore for the 3rd time, premiered today in 1977 at the Odeon Leicester Square in London
  • At the age of 17, the German tennis player Boris Becker beat the South African Kevin Curren at Wimbledon today in 1985, he became the youngest ever player to win the Wimbledon Men’s Singles title

Family Events Today

  • The confectioner Henri Nestlé, founder of the food and beverage company Nestlé, died today in 1890 aged 75
  • The British author Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the detective character Sherlock Holmes, died today in 1930 aged 71
  • Richard Starkey, better known as the English singer-songwriter Ringo Starr who gained fame as The Beatles drummer, was born today in 1940 in Liverpool

Main Event Today

  • Sliced bread was sold for the first time today in 1928 by the Chillicothe Baking Company in the United States

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Strawberry Sundae Day

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