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Calendar for July 7th, 2013


  • Died 1307: King Edward I of England

  • 1780s

  • 1789: Hammerfest, Norway (known as northernmost town in world), granted town status

  • 1840s

  • 1846: Acting on instructions from Washington, D.C., Commodore John Drake Sloat ordered his troops to occupy Monterey and Yerba Buena thus beginning the United States annexation of California

  • 1860s

  • Born 1860: Gustav Mahler (composer)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1906: Leroy "Satchel" Paige (baseball player)

  • 1910s

  • 1912: Jim Thorpe won his first Olympic gold medal in the pentathlon

  • 1920s

  • Born 1922: Pierre Cardin (fashion designer)

  • 1930s

  • Died 1930: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes author)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1940: Ringo Starr (Beatles' drummer)

  • 1946: Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini became the first American saint to be canonized

  • 1948: First 6 enlisted women transferred from Naval Reserve to regular U.S. Navy

  • 1960s

  • Died 1967: Vivien Leigh (actress)

  • Born 1968: Jorja Fox (actress)

  • Born 1969: Joe Sakic (hockey player)

  • 1970s

  • Died 1973: Veronica Lake (actress)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1980: Michelle Kwan (figure skater)

  • 1981: President Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor to become a Supreme Court justice; she became the first female member of the Supreme Court

  • 1981: Solar-powered aircraft Solar Challenger flew 163 miles in 5 hours, 23 minutes.

  • Born 1988: Kaci Brown (singer)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2004: Jeff Smith (the white-bearded minister who became public television's popular Frugal Gourmet)

  • 2005: A series of bombs exploded in London's underground railway, as well as on top of a double-decker bus in a terrorist attack against the country

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