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This Day in History – July 10, 2011




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552 Origin of Armenian calendar1629 1st non-Separatist Congregational Church in America founded (Salem, MA)1832 Pres Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter 2nd Bank of US1850 VP Fillmore becomes pres following Zachary Taylor’s death1866 Indelible pencil patented by Edson P Clark, Northampton, Mass1886 Eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys famous pink & white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces (North Island, New Zealand)1890 Wyoming becomes 44th state1892 1st concrete-paved street built (Bellefountaine, Ohio)1913 134ø F (57ø C), Greenland Ranch, Calif (US record)1914 Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from the Baltimore Orioles1917 Emma Goldman imprisoned for obstructing the draft1918 Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic established1919 Pres Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate1923 2-pound hailstones kill 23 & many cattle. (Rostov, Russia)1925 Jury selection took place in John T Scopes evolution trial1926 Lake Denmark, NJ arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75m damage1928 H E Wood discovers asteroid #33001929 US issues newer, smaller-sized paper currency1933 1st police radio system operated, Eastchester Township, NY1934 1st sitting US president to visit South America, FDR in Colombia1934 Carl Hubbell strikes out Ruth, Gehrig & Foxx in the All star game1949 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced-Toledo, Oh1958 1st parking meter installed in England (625 installed)1962 Martin Luther King Jr arrested during demonstration in Georgia1962 Telstar, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched1965 Rolling Stones score their 1st #1, “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”1966 Orbiter 1 launched to Moon1969 NL votes to split into 2 divisions1973 Bahamas gain independence after 300 yrs of British rule (National Day)1980 Willie Jones hospitalized for heat stroke with record 46.5ø C (115.7 F) temp, survives1981 CERN achieves 1st proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV)1982 Miguel Vasquez makes 1st public quadruple somersault on trapeze1985 Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke1985 French agents sink Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior in New Zealand1990 Andrew Dice Clay cries on Arsenio Hall Show]]]]> ]]>

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