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Daily Calendar for Thursday, July 7, 2022


  • King Edward I of England –
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes author) –
  • Vivien Leigh (actress) –
  • Veronica Lake (actress) –


  • Gustav Mahler (composer) –
  • Leroy "Satchel" Paige (baseball player) –
  • Robert A. Heinlein (sci-fi writer) –
  • Pierre Cardin (fashion designer) –
  • Ringo Starr (Beatles’ drummer) –
  • Jorja Fox (actress) –
  • Joe Sakic (hockey player) –
  • Michelle Kwan (figure skater) –
  • Kaci Brown (singer) –


  • Hammerfest, Norway (known as northernmost town in world), granted town status–
  • Cornerstone laid for first Catholic cathedral in the United States (Baltimore Basilica), in Baltimore, Maryland–
  • 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–
  • Jim Thorpe won his first Olympic gold medal in the pentathlon–
  • Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini became the first American saint to be canonized–
  • First 6 enlisted women transferred from Naval Reserve to regular U.S. Navy–
  • Roosevelt Campobello International Park created, New Brunswick–
  • President Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor to become a Supreme Court justice; she became the first female member of the Supreme Court–
  • Solar-powered aircraft Solar Challenger flew 163 miles in 5 hours, 23 minutes.–
  • 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–
  • Olympic gymnast Simone Biles became the youngest person to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. –


  • The thermometer touched 127 degrees F at Parker, Arizona–
  • In a rare July snowstorm, Glacier National Park received ten inches of snow and had 90 mph winds, while Denver had a record high temperature of 101 degrees F–
  • A record high temperature for this date of 81 degrees F hit Anchorage, Alaska–
  • Two inches of snow fell in Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska–

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