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7th July

1456 25 years after her execution, Pope Calixtus III annulled the heresy charges brought against Joan of Arc.

1898 The United States annexed Hawaii.

1919 * Jon Pertwee, English actor best known for his role as Dr. Who.

1922 * Pierre Cardin, French fashion designer of ready-to-wear fashion.

1940 * Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey), former drummer with the pop group The Beatles.

1944 * Tony Jacklin, English golfer and winner of the US Open and British Open in 1969.

1946 Italian-born Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini was canonized, becoming the first American saint.

1950 The first air show was held at Farnborough in Great Britain.

1969 An inquest was told Former Rolling Stones guitarist, Brian Jones, drowned after taking a cocktail of drink and drugs.

1982 An intruder, Michael Fagan, broke into Buckingham Palace revealing security flaws.

1985 Live Aid, the pop extravaganza raised 50m for the starving in Ethiopia.

1985 Boris Becker, aged 17, became the youngest winner of the Wimbledon tennis title.

1998 At least 19 people are killed in riots in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, following the death of the opposition leader Chief Moshood Abiola.

1999 Britain and Libya renew diplomatic ties after 15 years following Libya's acceptance for the murder of Yvonne Fletcher in 1984.

2001 Two people were stabbed and many more injured in running battles between white and Asian gangs in Bradford.

2005 A series of bomb attacks on London's transport network killed 56 people and injured about 700 others.

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