BONSERNEWS.com – Many events occurred on July 7, some were recorded, some were not recorded. Some that are recorded later become part of world history to be remembered and used as lessons.
Here are seven important events that occurred on July 7:
1. July 7, 1456
Serbian War of Independence begins – On July 7, 1456, the Serbian War of Independence begins against the Ottoman Empire. This war was the struggle of Serbs to maintain their independence and autonomy.
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2. July 7, 1898
US takes over the Hawaiian Islands – On July 7, 1898, the United States formally took over the Hawaiian Islands through the Newlands Resolution. This led to the annexation of Hawaii to become a United States territory.
3. July 7, 1937
Lugou Bridge Crisis begins – On July 7, 1937, the Lugou Bridge Crisis (also known as the Marco Polo Bridge Incident) broke out between Japan and China, triggering the Second Sino-Japanese War which lasted eight years.
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4. July 7, 1954
Announcement of Coca-Cola as the official drink on Boeing Airplanes – On July 7, 1954, Coca-Cola was announced as the official drink to be served on Boeing airplanes. This deal is an important step in expanding distribution of Coca-Cola beverages.
5. July 7, 1981
Tokyo Murders – On July 7, 1981, a man named Norio Nagayama committed a series of murders in Tokyo, Japan. He killed four people and injured ten others before being caught and sentenced to death.