July 7

1456

Twenty-five years after her execution, Pope Calixtus III annulled the heresy charges brought against Joan of Arc.

1797

William Blount of Tennessee became the first U.S. senator to be impeached.

1846

Commodore John D. Sloat occupied Monterey and declared California annexed to the United States.

1898

The United States annexed Hawaii.

1946

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

1981

President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor for the Supreme Court.

2005

52 people were killed and hundreds injured in London when terrorists bombed subways and a bus.

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