Historical Events for 7th July 2024

1124 – Tyrus surrenders to Crusaders
1534 – European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in New Brunswick
1892 – Katipunan: the Revolutionary Philippine Brotherhood is established leading to the fall of the Spanish Empire in Asia
1942 – Germany troop march into Woronezj
1949 – Musical revue “Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)” opens at the Broadway Theatre, NYC; runs for 76 performances
1950 – British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Troon: Bobby Locke of South Africa retains title by 2 strokes from Roberto De Vicenzo of Argentina
1954 – British runner Jim Peters, 17 minutes ahead of any rival, collapses on the final stadium lap of the Commonwealth Games marathon in Vancouver
1973 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Czech Jan Kodeš beats Alex Metreveli of Russia 6-1, 9-8, 6-3 for his 3rd Grand Slam singles success
1980 – Jineane Ford of Arizona replaces Shawn Weatherly (Miss Universe) as the 29th Miss USA
1983 – 11-year-old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for USSR

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