Historical Events for 7th July 2018

1862 – Land Grant Act endows state colleges with federal land
1892 – Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley for a 4th time in a Wimbledon final 6-1, 6-1
1892 – Katipunan: the Revolutionary Philippine Brotherhood is established leading to the fall of the Spanish Empire in Asia
1944 – Heavy Japanese counter offensive on Saipan
1946 – Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini canonized as 1st American saint
1953 – Che Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador
1972 – 7 people are killed in separate incidents across Northern Ireland
1980 – Jim King completes riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours
1996 – Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), lands
2002 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Lleyton Hewitt of Australia wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating David Nalbandian of Argentina 6-1, 6-3, 6-2

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