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On this day in history - July 7

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 Roswell UFO sighting

    An object crashed into a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico raising speculations that the object was an extraterrestrial spacecraft containing alien life forms.

Illustration of stork, signifying birth

Births On This Day,
July 7

  • 1940 Ringo Starr

    British singer-songwriter, musician, actor

  • 1933 David McCullough

    American historian, author

  • 1907 Robert A. Heinlein

    American writer

  • 1906 Satchel Paige

    American baseball player

  • 1860 Gustav Mahler

    Austrian composer

Illustration of tombstone, signifying death

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