July 7th, 2005:

(AP Archive Video / AP Photos)

(NAT of Ambulances with SOT of Eyewitness)

In London, suicide terrorist bombings strike three Underground stations --- and a double-decker bus.

The blasts kill 52 victims and four bombers --- in the worst attack on the British capital since World War Two.

1865:

(AP Photos)

In Washington, four people are hanged for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.

1987:

(AP Archive Video)

(SOT of North)

Also in Washington, Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North begins his public testimony at congressional hearings on the Iran-Contra affair.

The former Reagan White House aide at the heart of the arms-for-hostages scandal says he "never carried out a single act" without authorization.

1981:

(AP Archive Video / AP Photos)

President Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O'Connor, an Arizona judge, to be the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

1907:

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Robert Heinlein --- the science fiction writer whose works include "Stranger in a Strange Land" --- is born in Butler, Missouri.

And, 1940:

(AP Photos)

(NAT of 'With A Little Help From My Friends')

Musician Ringo Starr --- the drummer in the rock band The Beatles --- is born Richard Starkey in Liverpool, England.

Today in History, July 7th --- ___ ___, The Associated Press.

 

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