7th July

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2005 Terrorists kill 30 in London A series of bomb attacks on London transport network kills 30 and injure 700 more.
1990 Martina Navratilova wins Wimbledon for 9th time Martina Navratilova wins her record ninth Wimbledon singles title.
1985 Boris Becker wins Wimbledon Unseeded 17 year old German tennis player Boris Becker becomes the youngest player to win the men's Wimbledon singles title.
1984 Martina Navratilova wins Wimbledon Martina Navratilova wins her fifth Wimbledon singles title.
1981 Sandra Day OConnor named as a member of the Supreme Court Sandra Day OConnor becomes the first woman to be named to the United States Supreme court
1967 Francis Chichester is knighted Round the world yachtsman Sir Francis Chichester is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
1941 US forces arrive in Iceland US forces arrive in Iceland to take over its garrisoning from the British. With Iceland and neighbouring sea routes under US protection, the British Royal Navy focusses on defending Mediterranean positions.
1940 Ringo Starr is born Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is born as Richard Starkey in Liverpool.
1930 Arthur Conan Doyle dies Actor Arthur Conan Doyle dies of heart disease in Crowborough, Sussex, United Kingdom.
1865 John Wilkes Booth co-conspirators hanged. Four people convicted of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln are hanged in Washington.

 

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On This Day - 7th July