Seven/Seven; One Day in History

7 07 2011

On July 7th, 2005, four British-born Muslim men took a trip to London and caused some considerable disruption.

Their actions have been well-documented and on a personal level ruined my birthday.

It was just one day in history and Seven/Seven is also the day when other things happened. Some of them were during wars, others involved treaties and some were just seemingly random acts that deserve a mention.

Selected highlights include;

1534 – European Colonization of the Americas; first known exchange between Europeans & Natives in New Brunswick

1777 – Battle of Hubbardton in the Revolutionary War

1911 – USA, GB, Japan & Russia sign the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention banning open-water seal hunting

1928 – Sliced bread sold for first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri

1940 – Ringo Starr born

1953 – Che Guevara gets on a motorbike

1954 – Elvis Presley played on radio for first time (WHBQ, Memphis)

1978 – Solomon Islands become independent from UK

1980 – Institution of Sharia Law in Iran

1985 – Boris Becker wins Wimbledon


So on a day when our thoughts are with those who lost loved ones in the London bombings of 2005, it can also be a time when we remember some of the other reasons that this day is an important one for so many other people.

And not just because it is my birthday.









One response

7 07 2011
Diane Danielson

Happy Birthday!

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