Today in History, English
Today in History, English

77251July 7Event1944 – World War II: Largest Banzai charge of the Pacific War at the Battle of Saipan.
77252July 7Event1946 – Mother Francesca S. Cabrini becomes the first American to be canonized.
77253July 7Event1946 – Howard Hughes nearly dies when his XF-11 reconnaissance aircraft prototype crashes in a Beverly Hills neighborhood.
77254July 7Event1947 – The Roswell incident, the (supposed) crash of an alien spaceship near Roswell in New Mexico.
77255July 7Event1952 – The ocean liner SS United States passes Bishop Rock on her maiden voyage, breaking the transatlantic speed record to become the fastest passenger ship in the world.
77256July 7Event1953 – Ernesto "Che" Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
77257July 7Event1954 – Elvis Presley makes his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his first recording for Sun Records, "That's All Right."
77258July 7Event1956 – Fritz Moravec and two other Austrian mountaineers make the first ascent of Gasherbrum II (8,035 m).
77259July 7Event1958 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into law.
77260July 7Event1959 – Venus occults the star Regulus. This rare event is used to determine the diameter of Venus and the structure of the Venusian atmosphere.
77261July 7Event1963 – Buddhist crisis: The police of Ngô Đình Nhu, brother and chief political adviser of President Ngô Đình Diệm, attacked a group of American journalists who were covering a protest.
77262July 7Event1978 – The Solomon Islands becomes independent from the United Kingdom
77263July 7Event1980 – Institution of sharia in Iran.
77264July 7Event1980 – During the Lebanese Civil War, 83 Tiger militants are killed during what will be known as the Safra massacre.
77265July 7Event1981 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.
77266July 7Event1983 – Cold War: Samantha Smith, a U.S. schoolgirl, flies to the Soviet Union at the invitation of Secretary General Yuri Andropov.
77267July 7Event1985 – Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17
77268July 7Event1991 – Yugoslav Wars: The Brioni Agreement ends the ten-day independence war in Slovenia against the rest of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
77269July 7Event1997 – The Turkish Armed Forces withdraw from northern Iraq after assisting the Kurdistan Democratic Party in the Iraqi Kurdish Civil War.
77270July 7Event2003 – NASA Opportunity rover, MER-B or Mars Exploration Rover–B, was launched into space aboard a Delta II rocket.
77271July 7Event2005 – A series of four explosions occurs on London's transport system killing 56 people including four suicide bombers and injuring over 700 others.
77272July 7Event2007 – The first Live Earth benefit concert was held in 11 locations around the world.
77273July 7Event2012 – At least 172 people are killed in a flash flood in the Krasnodar Krai region of Russia.
77274July 7Event2013 – A De Havilland Otter air taxi crashes in Soldotna, Alaska, killing ten people.
77275July 7Birth1053 – Emperor Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1129)
77276July 7Birth1119 – Emperor Sutoku of Japan (d. 1164)
77277July 7Birth1207 – Elizabeth of Hungary (d. 1231)
77278July 7Birth1528 – Archduchess Anna of Austria (d. 1590)
77279July 7Birth1586 – Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, English courtier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland (d. 1646)
77280July 7Birth1656 – Guru Har Krishan, Indian 8th Sikh Gurus (d. 1664)

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