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.


(AP Photos)

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


(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.


(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.


(AP Photos)

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.