The Vichy government was established in France after the National Assembly approved a new French Constitutional Law that granted full powers to Marshal Pétain.
The 9th July 1877 saw the world’s first official lawn tennis tournament begin at Wimbledon in London.
Walter Haut, the public information officer of the Roswell Army Air Field, issued a press release saying that the military had recovered the remains of a ‘flying disc.’
If you ever claimed that something was the greatest thing since sliced bread, you’re referring to a very particular date – the 7th July 1928.
The Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle went into production in the Soviet Union.
On the 5th July 1948, healthcare provision in the UK was nationalized when the National Health Service was launched.
Charles Dodgson, better known as the author Lewis Carroll, told a story to the sisters Alice, Lorina and Edith Liddell that was to develop into Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
The world speed record for locomotives – steam trains – was set on the 3rd July 1938 by Number 4468 Mallard.
James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, was shot by Charles J. Guiteau at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, D.C.
On the 1st July 1903 the first Tour de France cycling race took place over 19 days and six stages.
The 999 service was launched in London on 30 June 1937, and initially covered a 12 mile radius from Oxford Street.
The 29th June 2008 shaped the technological landscape we live in today, when Apple released the very first iPhone.
The Australian outlaw Ned Kelly was arrested following a violent shoot-out with police at Glenrowan in Victoria.
The crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin mutinied on the 27th June 1905, an uprising that was immortalized in Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 silent film.