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  1. New Zealand Victoria Cross recepitant James Ward, won it for actions during a raid over Germany on 7 July 1941. When his aircraft was set on fire, Ward crawled out onto the wing, several thousand feet in the air, and smothered the flames out. The bomber made it back

  2. On July 7, 2017 a flight landing in San Francisco descended to an altitude of 25m and as close as 9m laterally to four planes waiting below before aborting. 1,000 passengers were at imminent risk and with only seconds to spare, narrowly avoided "the greatest aviation disaster in history"

  3. In July 2007, convenience store chain 7-Eleven converted 11 of its stores in the United States and one in Canada (Coquitlam) into Kwik-E-Marts to promote The Simpsons Movie.

  4. Gaylord Perry, a Major League Baseball played with the giants for 7 years and never hit a home run. The giants manager joked with reporters saying, "They'll put a man on the moon before Perry hits a home run." On July 20, 1969, Gaylord Perry hit a home run

  5. Admiral Harry Ervin Yarnell (18 October 1875 – 7 July 1959), proved in 1932 war games, that Pearl Harbor was vulnerable to a naval aerial attack. His findings were dismissed by his superiors until the Imperial Japanese Navy's Pearl Harbor attack was just as Yarnell predicted, 9 years later.

  6. Seeing that the defense of the island was hopeless, the surviving Japanese soldiers, and many Japanese civilians, attacked the American lines with a furious banzai charge on July 7.

  7. Due to the slow speed of communication at the time - telegraph lines were not yet trans-continental - U.S. Naval ships in Monterey Bay did not know if the U.S. had declared war on Mexico when the revolt began. Finally on July 7, 1846, Commodore John D. Sloat of the Pacific Squadron captured Alta California's capital of Monterrey.

  8. Windows 7 was released less than 3 years after Windows Vista due to Vista's poor reception. Windows 7 was a major success for Microsoft - in just 6 months, over 100 million copies had been sold. By July 2012, over 630 million copies had been sold.

  9. Los Angeles bans the sale and transfer of ammunition 7 days before either 4th of July and New Years to prevent people from shooting in the air

  10. Styx released their hit single Come Sail Away on July 7, 1977- 7/7/77.

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American Bert Patenaude is the first player to score a hat trick in FIFA World Cup history by virtue of his three goals in the USA's 3-0 win over Paraguay on 7 July 1930

The total solar eclipse of July 16, 2186 will last 7 minutes and 29 seconds at its maximum eclipse. It will be the longest eclipse for nearly 12,000 years. For comparison, the most recent total eclipse had a maximum duration of 2 minutes and 40 seconds.

4th of July was a dangerous time in the USA a century ago. More than 1500 people died of firework related accidents between 1903 and 1910 alone. For reference, between 2000 and 2014 there were an average of 7 deaths per year, with 11 deaths in 2014.

Justice moved extremely swift at that time. Surratt was found guilty on June 29, sentenced to death on June 30, and executed by hanging on July 7. She was hung in a gallows with Lewis Powell, David Herold, and Georg Atzerodt.

Although 7 people reached the top of the Matterhorn on July 14, 1865, only 3 of them made it down to the bottom because of a disaster during the descent.

It is 73y ago that Atomic bombs destroyed the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 6 and 8 August 1945 and that the UN has a Treaty adopted 7 July 2017 with only the Netherlands voting against prohibiting nuclear weapons, tests...

7,000 people are killed annually because of doctors' sloppy handwriting and, according to a July 2006 report from the National Academies of Science's Institute of Medicine, preventable medication mistakes also injure more than 1.5 million Americans annually.