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This Day in History – July 5, 2011




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1643 1st recorded tornado in US (Essex County, Massachusetts)1687 Isaac Newton’s PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England1834 Provisional government established in Oregon Country1841 Thomas Cook opens 1st travel agency1865 William Booth founded Salvation Army in London1935 Pres Franklin Roosevelt signs the National Labor Relations Act1937 Joe DiMaggio’s 1st grand slammer1946 Louis Reard’s bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show1950 Law of Return passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel1971 26th amendment certified (reduces voting age to 18)1973 “Live & Let Die,” James Bond film premiers1973 Isle of Man begins issuing their own postage stamps1983 Baby girl born in Roanoke, Va., to a mother brain dead for 84 days1984 Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old “exclusionary rule”-evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials1985 Nicholas Mark Sanders (England) begins circumnavigation of the globe, covering 13,035 road miles in 78 days, 3 hr, 30 min1986 Nancy Reagan cuts red, white & blue ribbon; reopens Statue of Liberty1989 Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage & knocks himself out]]]]> ]]>

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