This day in history, July 7

This day in history, July 7

The events below all took place on the same day of the month, July 7:

1865: Four conspirators in the Lincoln assassination are hanged at the federal arsenal in Washington, D.C.

1906: Baseball Hall of Famer Satchel Paige is born in Mobile, Alabama.

1928: Missouri's Chillicothe Baking Company becomes the first ever to sell sliced bread.

1940: The Beatles oldest member, Ringo Starr, is born in Liverpool, England.

1947: A U.S. Air Force reconnaissance balloon crashes in Roswell, New Mexico, prompting claims alleging the crash was an extraterrestrial spaceship.

1971: President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the U.S. Supreme Court.

1985: Seventeen-year old Boris Becker becomes the youngest player and first German to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon.

2005: Four explosions occur on London's transport system, killing 56 people, including four suicide bombers.

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