Today In History
Today In History
July, 1st 2016
1535: Sir Thomas More went on trial in England charged with treason
1690: Army of England's Protestant King William III defeats former Roman Catholic king James II in the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland
1776: 1st vote on the Declaration of Independence
1823: United Provinces of Central America gain independence from Mexico.
1847: Amateur astronomer M Hencke discovers his second asteroid Hebe
1847: 1st adhesive US postage stamps go on sale
1847: US issues its 1st postage stamps.
1850: At least 626 ships lying at anchor around SF Bay
1861: 1st public schoolhouse opens at Washington and Mason Streets S.F.
1862: Congress outlaws polygamy; bad news for Utah.
1863: Battle of Gettysburg Pa.; Lee's northward advance halted.
1867: Dominion of Canada formed from N.Bruns. N.Scotia Ontario & Quebec.
1873: Prince Edward Island becomes 7th Canadian province.
1898: Teddy Roosevelt & his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill
1899: SF City Hall turned over to city after 29 years of building
1916: Eisenhower married Mary ``Mamie'' Geneva Doud in Denver Colo
1919: 1st class postage drops to 2 : from 3 :.
1932: NY Gov FDR nominated for president at the Dem Convention in Chicago
1941: 1st coml TV license granted-W2XBS-WNBT (NBC) & WCBW (CBS) NYC
1941: DiMaggio ties Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak
1943: 1st withholding tax from paychecks
1944: Bretton Woods Conference starts establishing IMF and World Bank.
1959: World Refugee Year
1960: Italian Somalia gains independence unites with Somali Republic.
1960: Ghana becomes a republic.
1961: Haleakala National Park established in Hawaii
1962: Burundi & Rwanda gain independence from Belgium (National Days).
1963: Beatles record "She Loves You"
1966: Construction crews begin tearing up Market St to build BART
1966: Medicare goes into effect.
1968: US Britain USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
1969: Charles Philip Arthur George invested as the Prince of Wales
1971: Golden Gate Bridge paid for (so why is there still a toll?)
1973: Caribbean Day
1975: WEDway PeopleMover inaugurated
1977: Virginia Wade beats Betty Stove for Wimbeldon's woman's singles
1982: Kosmos 1383 1st search and rescue satellite launched.
1982: More than 2000 Unification Church couples married at NY MSG
1987: NYC radio station WFAN-AM becomes the 1st 24 hour all sports radio replacing WHN's country music WYNY-FM adopts country music format
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