About July 7

July 7, 2024 is the 189th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 177 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Cancer is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 206 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

July 7: More About This Day

The terms 7th July, July 7th, and 7/7 (pronounced “Seven-seven”) have been widely used in the Western media as a shorthand for the 7 July 2005 bombings on London’s transport system. In China, this term is used to denote the Battle of Lugou Bridge started on July 7, 1937, marking the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

What Happened On July 7

  • 1456
    A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death.
  • 1534
    European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in New Brunswick.
  • 1585
    The Treaty of Nemours abolishes tolerance to Protestants in France.
  • 1863
    United States begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln are hanged.
  • 1892
    Katipunan: the Revolutionary Philippine Brotherhood is established, contributing to the fall of the Spanish Empire in Asia.
  • 1911
    The United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia sign the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 banning open-water seal hunting, the first international treaty to address wildlife preservation issues.
  • 1915
    An International Railway trolley with an extreme overload of 157 passengers crashes near Queenston, Ontario, killing 15.
  • 1915
    Militia officer Henry Pedris executed by firing squad at Colombo, Ceylon - an act widely regarded as a miscarriage of justice by the British colonial authorities.
  • 1928
    Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.
  • 1930
    Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of the Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam).
  • 1937
    Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Lugou Bridge – Japanese forces invade Beijing, China.
  • 1944
    World War II: Largest Banzai charge of the Pacific War at the Battle of Saipan.
  • 1954
    Elvis Presley made his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his first recording for Sun Records, “That’s All Right.”
  • 1978
    The Solomon Islands become independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1980
    During the Lebanese civil war, 83 Tiger militants are killed during what will be known as the Safra massacre.
  • 1983
    Cold War: Samantha Smith, a U.S. schoolgirl, flies to the Soviet Union at the invitation of Secretary General Yuri Andropov.
  • 1985
    Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17
  • 2005
    A series of four explosions occurs on London’s transport system killing 56 people including four alleged suicide bombers and injuring over 700 others.
  • 2011
    Roof of a stand in De Grolsch Veste Stadium in Enschede which was under construction collapsed, one killed and 14 injured.

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