Today in History: July 7

Some of the key points in history on July 7

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 July, 2017, 8:44am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 July, 2017, 8:44am

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A century of conflicts

On July 7, 1937 a Japanese soldier went missing near the town of Wanping, outside Beijing. Known as the Marco Polo Incident, this affair became the catalyst for the second Sino-Japanese. The two powers were locked in bloody conflict throughout the first half of the 20th century

1945: Bombs over Japan