7 July It Happened Today

1307  Death of King Edward I of England.

1860  Birth of Austrian composer Gustav Mahler.

1887  Birth of Russian painter Marc Chagall.

1899  Birth of American film director George Cukor.

1940  Birth of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.

1984  Death of English actress Dame Flora Robson.

1985  Boris Becker becomes the youngest winner of the Wimbledon men’s singles title.

2005  A wave of suicide bombings in London kill 52 people.

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