Suicide bombers kill 56 in four blasts

July 7, 2005 London, England Suicide bombers detonate four bombs — three on underground trains and one on a double-decker bus — killing 56 (including the 4 terrorists) and injuring over 700 The bombs, transported in backpacks, were organic peroxide based, highly explosive compounds that are more difficult to detect than nitrogen-based bombs. Organic peroxide…

The co-conspirators behind Lincoln’s assassination are executed

July 7, 1865 Washington, DC The co-conspirators behind the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln — and attempted assassination of Secretary of State William Seward and Vice President Andrew Johnson — are executed Those arrested and hanged for assisting John Wilkes Booth were: David Herold George Atzerodt Mary Surratt, owner of the boarding house in which…

The now-famous Roswell UFO is found

July 7, 1947 Roswell, New Mexico A flying saucer is discovered on a ranch (Sources vary as to which exact day the disc was found, citing the 6th through the 8th.) The craft was officially recognized as a weather balloon by the United States military, though allegedly the device was made for the purpose of…