On this day in 2007 Operation Banner – the operational name for the British Armed Forces’ operation in Northern Ireland – came to an end.
On the 30th July 1966 England won the FIFA World Cup final against Germany 4 -2 at Wembley Stadium with veteran Royal Signaller Gordon Banks in goal.
On the 29th July 1864 John Sharman Fowler was born. Frontier. Fowler was appointed Director of Army Signals in 1914. During WW1 he was Mentioned in Despatches eight times and in 1917 was promoted to major general.
On the 28th July 1914 Austria-Hungary declares war on and starts hostilities with Serbia effectively igniting a conflict which ultimately would engulf the whole World – the First World War.
On this day in 2012 the opening ceremony of the London Olympics took place in preparation for the games which began the following day.
On the 26th July 1912 , USS Stringham, a torpedo boat, successfully received the first radio signal transmitted from an aircraft to a surface ship.