July 7 – On This Day In History

7 July

What happened today in history?

  • 1456 Joan of Arc is acquitted of heresy 25 years after her death.
  • 1520 – Battle of Otumba – Aztec army defeated by the Spanish Conquistadors.
  • 1928 – First sliced bread sold (by Chillicothe Baking Company, Missouri).
  • 2005 – Four bomb explosions in London kill 56 people and injure more than 700.
  • 2013Andy Murray becomes the first male British tennis player to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry’s victory in 1936.

 

Who was born today?

  • 1851 – Gustav Mahler – Austrian composer.
  • 1887 – Marc Chagall – Russian artist.
  • 1940 – Ringo Starr – English drummer (The Beatles)

 

Who died today?

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