A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on July 7th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On July 7, 1456, Joan of Arc (Jeanne d’Arc) was acquitted of heresy.
On July 7, 1550, chocolate is thought to have been introduced to Europe from the Americas. In the following article, the author will list the foods native to either the North or South American continents that had the most significance on a culinary scale when finally exported to Europe, Asia and Africa.
On July 7, 1928, bread that was presliced, wrapped in paper or cellophane, and sold like that to the consumer in bakeries and grocery stores first made its debut.
On July 7, 1947, a mysterious object fell from the sky near Roswell, New Mexico, and was reported the next day in the local newspaper as a “Flying Saucer” captured by RAAF (Roswell Army Airfield) personnel.
On July 7, 1980, the Islamic government of Iran imposed the idea of Islamic supremacy on the people of Iran, with the enacting of Sharia Law on the country, effectively making the country an Islamic State governed by the precepts of their religion.
On July 7, 1981, President Ronald Reagan made history by appointing Sandra Day O’Connor as the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
On July 7, 1985, Boris Becker of Germany became the youngest Wimbledon tennis champion by winning the tournament at the age of only 17.
On July 7, 1992, the New York Court of Appeals, the highest state court in New York, ruled that women in that state have every bit as much a right to go bare breasted as men do.
On July 7, 2016, police in Dallas, Texas, made the first ever use of a robot to kill a murder suspect when a robot carrying a bomb blew up and killed gunman Micah Xavier Johnson who had shot 14 police officers (killing 5 of them) and 2 civilians in an effort to kill White people in retaliation for the perceived unnecessary killing of Black males by American police.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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