This Day’s History

This Day's History

Learn about what happened on this day in the past.

This day's history

What Happened On This Day?

Can you guess what’s common between the following events?

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Learn what happened on this day in the history around the world, from facts of the day, birthdays of important people, interesting events that took place in the past to the area of music, sport, politics, and science – we have it all covered.

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This Day's History:

14th July

Important Events On This Day

1960: Jane Goodall reached Gombe National Park to study Chimpanzees

1965: NASA space shuttle clicks the closest picture of Mars 

1983:  Mario Bros. is released in Japan, beginning the popular Super Mario Bros franchise.

13th July

Important Events On This Day

1832: Source of Mississippi river was discovered .

1823: The famous “Hollywood” was written near Mount Hills

1956: Dark Mouth workshop done where AI as a field was discovered.

12th July

Important Events On This Day

1776: Captain James Cook began his third Voyage .

1823: First wasp ship was manufactured for the first time in India

2001: Space Shuttle program Atlantics was launched with air locks.

11th July

Important Events On This Day

1987: World population became 5 billion.

1899: Sowa Bazaar Club, first football club represented India.

1990: World Population Day was celebrated for the first time.

10th July

Important Events On This Day

1789: Alexander Makenzie found the Makenzie river in Canada.

1856: Famous Inventor Nikola Tesla was born.

1962: Telstar, the first communication satellite was launched.

9th July

Important Events On This Day

1819: Alias Howe, the inventor of the sewing machine was born.

1973: Lion was declared as National Animal of India.

1973: Tiger was made the National Animal of India, removing Lion.

8th July

Important Events On This Day

1497: Vasco da Gama began his voyage from Europe to reach India.

1879: The first ship to use electric lights was departed from San Francisco.

1972: Saurav Ganguly was born.

7th July

Important Events On This Day

1928: First-ever sliced bread was sold in Ohio.

1985: Boris Becker became the youngest winner of Wimbledon.

1981: MS Dhoni was born.

2003: NASA Opportunity rover, MER-B or Mars Exploration Rover–B, was launched into space aboard a Delta II rocket.

6th July

Important Events On This Day

1885:  Louis Pasteur administered the first rabies vaccination.

1985: Boris Becker became the youngest winner of Wimbledon.

1919: The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.

1986: Davis Phinney becomes the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France.

2006:  Nathu-la pass was opened for trade after 44 years.

5th July

Important Events On This Day

1954:  First news bulletin of BBC was broadcast.

1980:  Swedish Tennis player John Baugh became the first male tennis player to win Wimbledon five times.

1996: First mammal clone Dolly the Sheep was formed.

2016: The Juno space probe arrives at Jupiter and begins a 20-month survey of the planet.

4th July

Important Events On This Day

1837: Grand junction opened between Birmingham and Liverpool.

1947: Indian independence bill was presented in the British House.

1996: Greece beats Portugal in the UEFA Euro 2004 Final and becomes European Champion for the first time in its history.

2006: The Space Shuttle program: Discovery launches STS-121 to the International Space Station. The event gained wide media attention as it was the only shuttle launch in the program’s history to occur on the United States’ Independence Day.