Friday, July 07, 2017
History for July 7 - On-This-Day.com
Marc Chagall 1887, Satchel Paige 1906, William Kunstler 1919
David McCullough 1933 - Author, Ringo Starr 1940 - Musician (Beatles), Shelley Duvall 1949 - Actress ("The Shining"),
1846 - U.S. annexation of California was proclaimed at Monterey after the surrender of a Mexican garrison.
1917 - Aleksandr Kerensky formed a provisional government in Russia.
1930 - Construction began on Boulder Dam, later Hoover Dam, on the Colorado River.
1937 - Japanese forces invaded China.
1969 - Canada's House of Commons gave final approval to a measure that made the French language equal to English throughout the national government.
1981 - U.S. President Reagan announced he was nominating Arizona Judge Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
1994 - Amazon.com, Inc. was founded in Seattle, Washington under the name "Cadabra."
1998 - A jury in Santa Monica, CA, convicted Mikail Markhasev of murdering Ennis Cosby, Bill Cosby's only son, during a roadside robbery.