Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Constantine’s Bridge over the Danube, between what are now Corabia, Romania and Gigen, Bulgaria, opened today (328). John Guy and 39 colonists set sail from Bristol for Newfoundland today (1610). Also, Isaac Newton published Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687), the Second Continental Congress adopted the Olive Branch Petition (1775), Venezuela declared independence (1811), the Salvation Army was founded in London (1865), Police opened fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco’s “Bloody Thursday” (1934), President Franklin Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act (1935), Hormel Foods introduced Spam (1937), the bikini bathing suit went on sale (1946), Larry Doby signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black player in Major League Baseball’s American League (1947), Britain’s National Health Service Acts created her public health systems (1948), Israel’s Knesset passed the Law of Return, granting all Jews the right to immigrate (1950), the BBC broadcast their first TV news bulletin, on the same day India’s Andhra Pradesh High Court was established (1954), Algeria gained independence (1962), President Richard Nixon certified the Twenty-sixth Amendment (1971), 11 firefighters died when a propane storage tank fire exploded in Kingman, Arizona (1973), Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title, on the same day Cape Verde gained independence (1975), Armenia adopted her constitution (1995), Dolly the Sheep became the first cloned mammal (1996), Indonesia held her first presidential election (2004), and Roger Federer defeated Andy Roddick to win the Wimbledon men’s championship and a record 15th Grand Slam titles, on the same day Terry Herbert found the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold items, the Staffordshire Hoard (2009). And the Shard, Europe’s tallest building, opened in London (2012).
Good morning! ::hugggggs::