This Day In History - Silent Rogue
 
So everyone knows that the Fourth of July is "America's Birthday," but you may not know that many other notable events occurred on this day in history. Take a look at the dates below, and feel free to suggest more if you know any!

1054: Brightest known super-nova (Crab Nebula) starts shining (23 days)

1636: City of Providence, Rhode Island form

1653: Barebones Parliment goes into session in England

1776: Declaration of Independence-US gains independence from Britain

1789: 1st US tariff act

1802: US Military Academy officially opens (West Point, NY)

1817: Construction on Erie Canal begins

1819: William Herschel makes last telescopic observation of 1819 comet

1827: Slavery abolished in NY

1828: Construction begins on Band O (Baltimore-Ohio) 1st US passenger RR

1829: Cornerstone laid for 1st US mint (Chestnut & Juniper St, Phila)

1832: "America" 1st sung publicly

1836: Wisconsin Territory formed

1845: Thoreau moves into his shack on Walden Pond

1863: Boise, Idaho founded (now capital of Idaho)
 
1865: 1st edition of "Alice in Wonderland" is published

1866: Firecracker thrown in wood starts fire destroying « of Portland, Me

1873: Aquarium opens in Woodward Gardens

1874: Social Democratic Workmen's Party of North America formed

1875: White Democrats kill several blacks in terrorist attacks in Vicksburg

1876: 1st public exhibition of electric light in SF

1881: Brooker T Washington establishes Tuskegee Institute
 
1882: Telegraph Hill Observatory opens in SF

1883: Buffalo Bill Cody presents 1st wild west show, North Platte, Nebr

1884: Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris

1886: 1st scheduled transcontinental passenger train reaches Pt Moody, BC

1888: 1st organized rodeo competition held, Prescott, Ariz

1889: Washington state constitutional convention holds 1st meeting

1893: A Borrelly discovers asteroid #369 Aeria

1894: Republic of Hawaii established

1898: US flag hoisted over Wake Island (Spanish-American War)

1903: Pacific Cable (SF, Hawaii, Guam, Phil) opens, Pres TR sends message

1910: Jack Johnson KOs James Jeffries in 15 rounds, ending come-back try

1911:  Ty Cobb goes 0 for 4 & ends a 40 game hit streak

1912: Detroit Tiger George Mullen no-hits St Louis Browns, 7-0

1914: 1st US motorcycle race (300 miles, Dodge City Ks)

1918: Altar dedicated at full-scale replica of Stonehenge at Maryhill, Wa
 
1919: M Wolf discovers asteroid #914 Palisana

1925: 44 die when the Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses

1933: Work begins on Oakland Bay Bridge

1939: Red Sox Jim Tabor hits 2 grand slams in 1 game and Yankees retire 1st uniform (Lou Gehrig #4), 1st Old Timers Day

1941: Howard Florey & Norman Heatley meet for the 1st time, 11 days later they successfully recreate pencillin

1942: 1st American bombing mission over enemy-occupied Europe (WW II)

1946: Philippines gains independence from US
 
1950: Truman signs public law 600 (Puerto Ricans write own consitution)
 
1954: West Germany beats Hungary 3-2 for soccer's 5th World Cup in Bern

1956: US most intense rain fall (1.23" in 1 minute) at Unionville Maryland

1959 Cayman Islands separated from Jamaica, made a crown colony

1960: America's new 50-star flag honoring Hawaiian statehood unfurled

1960: Mickey Mantle hits career homer # 300

1962: Island Records begins

1966: LBJ signs Freedom of Information Act

1967: Freedom of Information Act goes into effect

1969: "Give Peace a Chance" by Plastic Ono Band is released in the UK

1970: Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons
 
1973:  In audience with Italian cyclists, Pope Paul VI praises athletes who "offer the magnificent show of a healthy, strong, generous youth"

1975: Bundy victim (?) Nancy Baird disappears from Layton, Utah

1976: Raid on Entebbe-Israel rescues 229 Air France passengers

1977: Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie 

1978: L Chernykh discovers asteroid #3332

1982: 4th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 4 lands at Edwards AFB

1983: Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox

1984: Yuri Sedykh of USSR throws hammer a record 86.33 m

1985: Tinker Bell's nightly flight begins

1987: Nazi Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon" convicted by a French court

1988: Steffan Edberg beats Boris Becker for Wimbeldon crown

1990: 2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote Star Spangled Banner & Gettysburg Address

2004: The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower was laid at the World Trade Center site.


ps. you may have noticed the temporary patriotic color scheme... ^_^



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