Historical Events In July - 04
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
1982 On July - 04 sylvestre A Guzman Fernandez, pres Dominican Rep, commits suicide
1983 Claus Adam, composer, dies at 65 on July - 04.
1985 On July - 04 tinker Bell's nightly flight begins
1985 John de Quay, Dutch premier (1959-63), dies at 83 on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history flor Peeters, Flemish baron/organist/composer, dies at 83
1987 On July - 04 discovery moves to Launch Pad 39B for STS-26 mission
1987 Martina Navratilova wins 6th straight Wimbeldon defeats Steffi Graf on July - 04.
1987 Nazi Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon" convicted by a French court on this day in history.
1988 Steffan Edberg beats Boris Becker for Wimbeldon crown on this day in history.
1988 Adrian Adonis, [Keith Franke], WWF wrestler, killed in auto accident on this day in history.
1989 Federal PC cabinet minister Bernard Valcourt injured while motorcycling; later charged with impaired driving and dropped from the cabinet on this day in history.
1990 On this day in history 2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote Star Spangled Banner & Gettysburg Address
1991 On this day in history in Timor two events measuring 6.5 about 2.5 seconds apart. Twenty-three people killed, 181 injured, at least 5,400 left homeless
1997 On this day in history web surfers viewed the first-ever photos of the surface of Mars, transmitted by the Sojourner, a roving robot deposited by the Mars Pathfinder, an unmanned spacecraft
2005 On July - 04 nASA's "Copper bullet" from Deep Impact spacecraft hits Comet Tempel 1, creating a crater for scientific studies.
2005 On July - 04 violent G8 demonstrations occur in Gleneagles, Scotland.
2007 After being held for 114 days, Alan Johnston was finally freed on this day in history.
2007 On July - 04 sochi is elected as the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics, during the 119th International Olympic Committee Session in Guatemala City.
2007 On this day in history the 50-star U.S. flag becomes the longest-flying American flag, replacing the 48-star flag that flew from 1912 to 1959.
2009 e atue of Liberty's crown reopens to e public after 8 years, due to security reasons following e World Trade Center attacks on July - 04.
2012 CERN announces the discovery of a new particle with properties consistent with the Higgs boson after experiments at the Large Hadron Collider on July - 04.
2013 On this day in history 12 people are killed and 60 are injured in a wave of shootings across Chicago
2014 On this day in history rolf Harris is sentenced to 5 years and 9 months for indecently assaulting female minors
2017 On July - 04 world champion Peter Sagan disqualified from Tour de France for a dangerous act while cycling during stage four
2017 North Korea tests first successful intercontinental ballistic missile into Sea of Japan on July - 04.
2017 On July - 04 russia and China urge North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear programs after it successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile.
2018 Hong Kong'stop court rules same-sex couples entitled to equal visa rights in landmark case on this day in history.
2018 Wildfire in Yolo county, California, grows to 82,700 acres with 2,800 fire fighters battling the blaze on July - 04.
2018 Chinese technology company Baidu announces it has begun mass production of self-driving buses, the 14-seat Apolong on this day in history.
2019 On this day in history uS President Donald Trump holds a “Salute to America” Fourth of July celebration in Washington, D.C., controversial for its emphasis on the military and presence of tanks
2019 On this day in history russian President Vladmir Putin meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican