Jul 7 1348
The Black Death makes its first appearance in England.
Jul 7 1665
King Charles II and his entourage flee London, a city suffering the ravages of the black plague. At this point, about 2,000 Londoners are dying weekly.
Jul 7 1942
Himmler gives the go-ahead for sterilization experiments at Auschwitz.
Jul 7 1970
46 people are shot dead in the downtown area during a five-day race riot in Asbury Park, New Jersey.