About July 7

July 7, 2022 is the 188th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 177 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 199 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.
  • 1585
    The Treaty of Nemours abolishes tolerance to Protestants in France.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: American forces retreating from Fort Ticonderoga are defeated in the Battle of Hubbardton.
  • 1834
    In New York City, four nights of rioting against abolitionists began.
  • 1846
    Mexican-American War: American troops occupy Monterey and Yerba Buena, thus beginning the U.S. acquisition of California.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln are hanged.
  • 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
    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.
  • 1915
    World War I: end of First Battle of the Isonzo.
  • 1928
    Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.
  • 1937
    Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Lugou Bridge – Japanese forces invade Beijing, China.
  • 1946
    Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini becomes the first American to be canonized.
  • 1954
    Elvis Presley made his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his first recording for Sun Records, “That’s All Right.”
  • 1956
    Fritz Moravec and two other Austrian mountaineers make the first ascent of Gasherbrum II (8,035 m).
  • 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.
  • 1981
    U.S. President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 1991
    Yugoslav Wars: the Brioni Agreement ends the ten-day independence war in Slovenia against the rest of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • 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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