7th of the 7th. When Culture recorded their classic “Two Sevens Clash” I think they were refering to 1977 rather than July 7th…but hell, any excuse to play it. One of my all-time favorites.
1456 – A retrial verdict acquits Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc) of heresy… 25 years after her death.
1927 – Christopher Stone became the first disc jockey on British radio when he presented his Record Round-Up from Savoy Hill.
1930 – Arthur Conan Doyle died.
1946 – The BBC launched its first TV programme for children, the imaginatively titled For The Children.
1946 – Frances Xavier Cabrini became the first American to be canonized by the Roman Catholic church. She is the patron saint of immigrants (and was one herself, being born in Lombardy). Her feast day is November 13.
1954 – Elvis Presley made his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his first recording for Sun Records, “That’s All Right (Mama)”