Historical events that took place on the 7th of July
1941: 5,000 Jews were executed by Nazis in Kovono, Lithuania
1948: 6 female reservists became the 1st set of women sworn into regular U.S. Navy
1956: Over 1,100 people were killed and thousands of buildings were destroyed after 7 Army trucks loaded with dynamites exploded in middle of Cali, Columbia
1962: A nuclear test was performed by the United States at the Nevada Test Site
1973: 78 drowned after a flood swept a bus into a river in India
1978: Solomon Islands declared its independence from the United Kingdom.
1981: 1st solar-powered aircraft known as the Solar Challenger, crossed the English Channel
1984: A train crash in Williston, Vermont left 5 dead
1993: Guntis Ulmanis was elected as the president of Latvia
1998: Moshood Kashimawo Abiola (M.K.O Abiola) died on the day he was due to be released from incarceration
2005: Transit system bombing in London by terrorists resulted in 56 deaths and 700 injuries
2006: It was declared that 33,000 Nigerian workers in the Civil Service were to be fired at the end of the year. Most of them were deemed to be unfit for their positions.
2010: Heat waves in the United States and Canada killed 9 people
2015: The World Boxing Organization (WBO) took back Floyd Mayweather's welterweight title belt won after his victory over Manny Pacquiao. This happened after Floyd Mayweather failed to pay a $200,000 fee and vacate his existing titles