7 JULY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Gustav Mahler, 1860
  • Marc Chagall, 1887
  • George Cukor, 1899
  • Vittorio De Sica, 1901
  • Satchel Paige, 1906
  • Robert Heinlein, 1907
  • Gian Carlo Menotti, 1911
  • William Kunstler, 1919
  • Pierre Cardin, 1922
  • Doc Severinson, 1927
  • Ringo Starr, 1940
  • Michael Howard, 1941
  • Bill Oddie, 1941
  • Shelley Duvall, 1949
  • Jessica Hahn, 1959
  • Michelle Kwan, 1980

Died On This Day:

  • King Edward I, 1307
  • Olivier Le Vasseur hanged, 1730
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 1816
  • Pierre Lorillard IV, 1901
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1930
  • Veronica Lake, 1973
  • Dore Schary , 1980
  • Herman Kahn, 1983
  • Dame Flora Robson, 1984
  • John Scarne, 1985
  • Syd Barrett, 2006

Today's Events:

  • 1730 - Pirate Olivier Le Vasseur, known as La Buze (the buzzard), hanged in Reunion; his treasure, believed to be buried in Seychelles, lies unfound.
  • 1806 - Cornerstone laid on first American Cathedral-Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, Baltimore.
  • 1807 - Treaty of Tilsit between France, Russia & Prussia begins negotiations.
  • 1846 - California annexed by U.S. as Mexican garrison surrenders at Monterey.
  • 1865 - First woman hanged by U.S. Government - Mary Surratt for conspiracy in Abraham Lincoln assassination.
  • 1898 - Hawaii annexed by U.S.
  • 1927 - World's first disk jockey, Christopher Stone, broadcasts on BBC
  • 1928 - Chillicothe Baking Company of Missouri produces the world's first sliced bread, 'Kleen Maid Sliced Bread,' the best thing since...
  • 1937 - Japanese troops exchange fire with Chinese at the Marco Polo Bridge outside Peking starting 8-year war.
  • 1946 - At St. Peters in Rome, Mother Francis Xavier Cabrini canonized-First American citizen Saint.
  • 1979 - Billy Jean King wins 20th Wimbledon title breaking old record of Elizabeth Ryan who died yesterday.
  • 1981 - First solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger designed by Paul McCready, makes first flight from Pontoise, France to Manston, England in 5 hours, 23 minutes.
  • 1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor becomes first woman nominated Justice of Supreme Court by Ronald Reagan.
  • 2004 - 8"x10" Vermeer painting, "Young Woman Seated at the Virginals" sold at Sothebys for £16.4 million.
  • 2005 - Seven bombs detonated in London Underground and buses by Al Qaeda terrorists.
  • 2009 - Michael Jackson's funeral and memorial at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, is seen by a billion people worldwide on TV and Internet.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Cyril and Methodius, Ethelburga, Hedda
  • Prosper of Aquitaine, Willibald

Holiday:

  • Tanabata-Matsuri - Japanese Festival of the Stars
  • Saba Saba Day in Tanzania
  • Independence Day Solomon Islands (1978)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JAGANNATH, RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • NEBUTA, Japanese Festival at peak of summer to drive off lethargy
  • SOMA NOMAOI, Japanese Festival of samurai equestrian displays

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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