What Happened On This Day – July 7
1991 Brioni Declaration is signed
The agreement was signed by Slovenia, Croatia, and Yugoslavia on the Brioni islands in Croatia. The agreement marked the end of hostilities that began with the Slovenian War of Independence. Also known as the Ten Day War, the conflict began after Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia.
1985 Boris Becker becomes the youngest person to win Wimbledon at age 17
The German tennis player beat American Kevin Curren.
1981 Sandra Day O'Connor is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court
Appointed by President Ronald Reagan, O'Connor is the first woman to be appointed to the highest court in the United States.
1958 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into law
Under the law, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States of America on January 3, 1959.
1947 Rosewell UFO sighting
An object crashed into a ranch near Rosewell, New Mexico raising speculations that the object was an extraterrestrial spacecraft containing alien life forms.
Births On This Day – July 7
1940 Ringo Starr
British singer-songwriter, musician, actor
1933 David McCullough
American historian, author
1907 Robert A. Heinlein
1906 Satchel Paige
American baseball player
1860 Gustav Mahler
Deaths On This Day – July 7
2008 Bruce Conner
American painter, photographer, director
2006 Syd Barrett
English singer-songwriter, guitarist
1930 Arthur Conan Doyle
Scottish physician, author
1865 Mary Surratt
American conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1307 Edward I of England