09 July, 1877 – The first Wimbledon Championship is held

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

10 July, 1962 – Telstar, the world's first communication satellite is launched in space

The satellite, made by a collaboration between organisations in the U.S., the U.K., and France, transmitted the first live television images in the world.

11 July, 1914 – Major League Baseball debut of Babe Ruth

George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr., one of the world's most well-known professional baseball player started his major league baseball career with the Boston Red Sox.

12 July, 1975 – São Tomé and Príncipe gains independence from Portuguese rule

The island nation was discovered and colonised by the Portuguese in the 16th century. Manuel Pinto da Costa became the first president of the newly independent country.

13 July, 1985 – Live Aid benefit concert

Held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia, the concert raised millions in benefit of those affected by famine in Ethiopia. Over a billion people tuned in around the world to watch the show.

14 July, 1965 – Mars flyby of Mariner 4

The American spacecraft Mariner 4 became the first ever spacecraft to take pictures of another planet and then send them back to Earth.

15 July, 1994 – Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collides with Jupiter

The Jupiter orbiting comet collided with Jupiter. It was the first time in recorded history that Astronomers had observed a collision between the two celestial objects.