Thursday, July 6, 2017

July 7

  • July 7, 1307
    Edward I of England dies in Scotland, Edward II succeeds and withdraws English forces from Scotland
  • July 7, 1438
    King Charles VII of France issues the Pragmatic Sanction of Bourges which limits the authority of the pope over the Church within France
  • July 7, 1797
    The US House of Representatives exercise its constitutional power of impeachment, and vote to charge Senator William Blount of Tennessee, who becomes the first US senator to be expelled by impeachment
  • July 7, 1807
    Napoleon I of France and Tsar Alexander I of Russia sign a treaty at Tilsit which ends war between their empires and isolates Britain from continent, marking high-water mark of Napoleon's empire
  • July 7, 1846
    United States annexation of California is proclaimed at Monterey after Commodore John Sloat captures Monterey unopposed and claims California for the US
  • July 7, 1892
    Andrés Bonifacio establishes the revolutionary secret society Kataastaasan Kagalanggalang Katipunan, with aim being to liberate the Philippines from Spain
  • July 7, 1898
    President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution, officially annexing Hawaii to the United States
  • July 7, 1927
    First disc-jockey presentation of a batch of music recordings, by Christopher Stone, for BBC radio
  • July 7, 1937
    Chinese and Japanese troops exchange fire in the vicinity of the Marco Polo bridge in Beijing, which marks the beginning of total war between the two countries, known as Second Sino-Japanese War
  • July 7, 1939
    The Rules of the Game, a French film called one of the greatest movie in the history of cinema, is released
  • July 7, 1978
    The Solomon Islands become independent from the United Kingdom
  • July 7, 1983
    Eleven-year-old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for USSR, on invitation of Soviet leader Yuri Andropov in response on a letter about relations between the Soviet Union and the United States
  • July 7, 2005
    Four terror attacks, 3 on the London Underground and 1 on a bus, rock the transport network in London, killing 52 and injuring over 700
  • July 7, 2011
    The world's first artificial organ transplant is achieved, using an artificial windpipe coated with stem cells

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