Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance, 1787
Henry Ford II fires Lee Iacocca, 1978
Union routs Rebels at the Battle of Corrick's Ford, 1861
Democratic Party platform defends Roosevelt-Truman foreign policies, 1948
Last woman hanged for murder in Great Britain, 1955
Record-breaking floods hit Kansas, 1951
Kennedy nominated for presidency, 1960
Ghost opens, 1990
Wordsworth visits Tintern Abbey, 1798
Live Aid is held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia live throughout the world, 1985
Construction begins on Fort Phil Kearny, 1866
Reagan's doctors discover possibly cancerous colon polyp, 1985
First World Cup, 1930 & New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner dies, 2010
Rockefeller announces new peace proposal, 1968
World War I
Austrian investigation into archduke's assassination concludes, 1914
World War II
Soviet General Konev establishes a new western border for the USSR, 1944
1099 The Crusaders launch their final assault on Jerusalem.
1534 Ottoman armies capture Tabriz in northwestern Persia.
1558 Led by the court of Egmont, the Spanish defeats the French at Gravelines.
1585 A group of 108 English colonists reaches Roanoke Island, North Carolina.
1643 In England, the Roundheads are defeated by Royalist troops inRoundway Down.
1754 George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to the French.
1787 Congress, under the Articles of Confederation, limits the expansion of slavery.
1798 English poet William Wordsworth visits the ruins of Tintern Abbey.
1832 Henry Schoolcraft discovers the source of the Mississippi River in Minnesota.
1862 Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest defeats Union army in Tennessee.
1863 Opponents of the draft begin three days of rioting in New York City.
1866 The Great Eastern completes a cable across the Atlantic between Britain & US.
1878 The Congress of Berlin divides the Balkans among European powers.
1939 Frank Sinatra records a first song, "From the Bottom of my Heart," Harry James.
1941 Britain and the Soviet Union sign a mutual aid pact.
1954 In Vietnam into two countries, North and South, along the 17th parallel.
1971 The Army of Morrocco executes 10 leaders accused of leading a revolt.
Born on July 13
1793 John Clare, English poet.
1886 Edward J. Flanagan, Catholic priest, founder of Boys' Town.
1928 Robert N.C. Nix, Jr., first African-American chief justice of a state court.
1933 David Storey, English novelist (The Sporting Life).
1934 Wole Soyinka, Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian playwright.
1935 Jack Kemp, football player, politician.