July 7th

2005
Coordinated terrorist bomb blasts strike London's public transport system during the morning rush hour killing 52 and injuring 700.
7 July 2005 London bombings
1991
Brioni Declaration is signed. The agreement was signed by Slovenia, Croatia, and Yugoslavia on the Brioni islands in Croatia. The agreement marked the end of hostilities that began with the Slovenian War of Independence. Also known as the Ten Day War, the conflict began after Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia.
Brioni Agreement
1985
Boris Becker becomes the youngest person to win Wimbledon at age 17. The German tennis player beat American Kevin Curren.
Boris Becker
1981
Sandra Day O'Connor is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Appointed by President Ronald Reagan, O'Connor is the first woman to be appointed to the highest court in the United States.
Sandra Day O'Connor
1958
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into law. Under the law, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States of America on January 3, 1959.
Alaska Statehood Act
1954
An Elvis Presley recording was played on the radio for the first time.
That's All Right
1947
Rosewell UFO sighting. An object crashed into a ranch near Rosewell, New Mexico raising speculations that the object was an extraterrestrial spacecraft containing alien life forms.
Roswell UFO incident
1946
Italian-born Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini was canonized, becoming the first American saint.
Frances Xavier Cabrini
1937
Japanese & Chinese troops clash at the Marco Polo Bridge, beginning of Second Sino-Japanese War.
Second Sino-Japanese War
1898
The United States annexed Hawaii.
Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii
1846
Commodore John D. Sloat occupied Monterey and declared California annexed to the United States.
California Republic
1797
William Blount of Tennessee became the first U.S. senator to be impeached.
William Blount
1753
British Museum founded by an Act of Parliament (opens in 1759).
British Museum
1520
Battle of Otumba Mexico: Hernán Cortés and the Tlaxcalans defeat a numerically superior Aztec force.
Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire
1456
Twenty-five years after her execution, Pope Calixtus III annulled the heresy charges brought against Joan of Arc.
Retrial of Joan of Arc