July is the seventh month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, July was the fifth month of the year. July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. It became the seventh month when January and February were added to the calendar.
July was originally Quintilis, the fifth month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 31 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 45 BCE to honor Julius Caesar.
According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. July 07 has its own special significance in India and world history.
In modern times, July also has 31 days. It is the warmest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and coldest month in the Southern hemisphere.
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on July 07. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 07 July:
- 1753: British Museum established by an Act of Parliament.
- 1763: Mir Jafar re-crowned as Nawab of Bengal.
- 1763: British East India Company announces the resignation of Mir Qasim, the Nawab of Bengal.
- 1768: In the novel of Thomas Mann, the firm of Johan Badebrook is established.
- 1799: Maharaja Ranjit Singh captured Lahore.
- 1838: Central American Federation dissolved.
- 1898: United States annexes the island of Hawaii.
- 1903: The British bought the Fulani Empire.
- 1917: Lions Club International was established in the United States
- 1920: Arthur Meigen becomes the ninth Prime Minister of Canada.
- 1941: Nazis killed five thousand Jews in the European country of Lithuania.
- 1948: Damodar Valley Corporation established.
- 1978: Solomon Islands gained independence from Britain. The islands were discovered in 1567 by Europeans.
- 1978: Great Britain granted independence to the Solomon Islands.
- 1979: Soviet Union conducts nuclear test in eastern Kazakh.
- 1980: Sharia law came into force in Iran.
- 1994: 1994 Civil War in Yemen: In northern Yemen, troops capture Aden.
- 2003: NASA’s Opportunity spacecraft flew to Mars.
- 2005: Five Islamic extremists in London fire four bombs at different places in the city. In which more than 50 people were killed.
- 2007: America’s telecommunications satellite Direct V-10 is launched by Russia’s Protan-M rocket.
- 2011: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the final film of the Harry Potter series, premiered in London.
- 2012: 140 people die in severe floods in Russia.
- 2013: Andy Murray became the first England player to capture the title since 1936, defeating Novak Djokovic in the final of the Wimbledon tennis tournament.