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.