04 July, 1865 – Alice in Wonderland was published for the first time

The classic fantasy novel was written by author Lewis Carroll, the book recounted the adventures of a curious girl, Alice, who falls into a rabbit hole and meets human-like animals and creatures.

05 July, 1975 – Cape Verde gained independence from Portugal

The Island country had come under Portuguese colonial control in the late 15th century.

06 July, 1975 – Comoros became independent

The Comoros Islands gained independence after about 137 years of the French rule. Their official name is the Union of the Comoros.

07 July, 1947 – Rosewell UFO sighting

An object crashed into a ranch near Rosewell, New Mexico raising speculations that the object was an extraterrestrial spacecraft containing alien life forms.

08 July, 1889 – Wall Street Journal published for the first time

Three financial reporters named Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser created The Wall Street Journal to supersede a previous periodical called the Customers' Afternoon Letter.

09 July, 1877 – The first Wimbledon Championship was held

The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London hosted the first tennis championship Wimbledon that held in England and was also a precursor to grand slam tournaments.

10 July, 1967 – New Zealand adopted a new currency

The New Zealand pound was replaced by the New Zealand dollar. The denominations of the new currency followed a decimal system.