July 7 is the 188th day of the year . There are 177 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).
The terms 7th July, July 7th, and 7/7 (pronounced "Seven-seven") have been widely used in the Western media as a shorthand for the 7 July 2005 bombings on London's transport system. In the Chinese language, this term is used to denote the Battle of Lugou Bridge started on July 7, 1937, marking the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War.
+ 1863 – The United States begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300.
+ 1865 – Four conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln are hanged.
+ 1898 – U.S. President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States.
+ 1928 – Sliced bread is sold for the first time (on the inventor's 48th birthday) by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.
+ 1954 – Elvis Presley makes his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his first recording for Sun Records, "That's All Right."
+ 1981 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.
+ 1985 – Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17
( Births )
+ 1906 – Satchel Paige, American baseball player and coach (d. 1982)
+ 1927 – Doc Severinsen, American trumpet player and conductor
+ 1940 – Ringo Starr, English singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor
+ 1949 – Shelley Duvall, American actress, writer, and producer
+ 1960 – Ralph Sampson, American basketball player and coach