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July 7: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on July 7

July 7th is known as Global Forgiveness Day and Tell The Truth Day.

We’ve made it to the 188th day of the year! There are 177 days left until we reach the new year.

For those of you who were born on this day, your star sign is Cancer.

There were so many fascinating events that happened on July 7 throughout history, and that’s what we’re going to look at right here. Keep reading to find not only historical events, but also fun facts about this day, and so much more!

Did you know that on this day in 1930, construction began on the Hoover Dam in Nevada? It took 5 years to build and over 100 workers died during its construction.

Keep reading for more facts about July 7th in history!

What Happened On July 7 In History?

2011

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” premiered in London.

Source IMDB
2005

The London bombings took place.

On this day terrorist attacks were made across four sites in London. 56 people lost their lives, while 784 were injured.
1996

Nelson Mandela stepped down as President.

The president of South Africa announced on television that he wouldn't be running for re-election in 1999.
1977

The 10th James Bond movie, “The Spy Who Loved Me”, premiered in London.

1930

Construction began on the Hoover Dam in Nevada.

It was originally called the Boulder Dam.
1928

The world celebrated the introduction of sliced bread for the first time.

OTD in 1928: The world celebrated the introduction of sliced bread for the first time.
The machine used was invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder and used by the Chillicothe Baking Company, Missouri, US.
Source EDN.com
1912

In just 57 seconds, illusionist Harry Houdini successfully unchained himself while underwater.

1908

The famous Great White Fleet left San Francisco to continue on its around the world journey.

On December 16, 1907, the United States Navy Battleships known as the Great White Fleet set sail on a journey around the world by command of President Theodore Roosevelt. The expedition aimed to pay friendly visits to other countries and show off the new US naval fleet to demonstrate their power. This fleet's hulls were painted a bright white, which is how the fleet obtained its nickname.
1876

Jesse James and the famous James-Younger Gang robbed the Missouri Pacific Railroad near Otterville, Missouri, US.

The James-Younger Gang was one of the most famous gangs of outlaws in 19th century America. Based in Missouri, the crew consisted of many members and carried out multiple crimes across the United States. This robbery was the gang's penultimate crime.
1668

Sir Isaac Newton gained a masters degree from Trinity College, Cambridge, England.

OTD in 1668: Sir Isaac Newton gained a masters degree from Trinity College
1520

Spanish conquistadors defeated a large Aztec army at the Battle of Otumba.