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Andy Warhol and an oral presentation of the Declaration of Independence

On July 9 in:

 

1945, American author Dean Koontz  is born;

 

1962, Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles;

 

1776, George Washington orders the Declaration of Independence to be read aloud to members of the Continental Army in New York, New York             for the first time; 

 

1793, The Act Against Slavery is passed in Upper Canada and the importation of slaves into Lower Canada is prohibited and in;

 

1850, U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies and Millard Fillmore succeeds him as 13th President of the United States. 

Not much happened on September 10

On September 10 in:

 

1608, John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia;

 

1776, Nathan Hale volunteers to spy for the Continental Army;

 

1846, Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine; and in

 

2008, The Large Hadron Collider at Cern, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history, is powered up in Geneva , Switzerland 

 

 

Dear Mr. President and goodbye Lamb Chop

On August 2 in:

 

1776, The Declaration of Independence is signed;

 

1870, Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London, England;

 

1934, Adolf Hitler becomes Fuhrer of Germany following the death of President Paul von Hindenburg;

 

1939, Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan Project to develop a nuclear weapon; and in

 

1998, Shari Lewis, American television host and puppeteer dies at the age of 65. 

The Lee Resolution, Gandhi and Priscilla Presley

On June 7th in:

 

1965, the Supreme Court of the United States hands down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples;

 

1982, Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier was kept off-limits;

 

1776, Richard Henry Lee presents the "Lee Resolution" to the Continental Congress.  The motion was seconded by John Adams and led to the United States Declaration of Independence; 

 

1892, Mohandas Gandhi commits his first act of civil disobedience; and in

 

1862, the United States and the United Kingdom agree to suppress the slave trade. 

The Panama Canal and the Freedom Riders

 

On May 4 in: 

1814, Emperor Napoleon I of France arrives at Portoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile;

 

1979, Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom;

 

1919, May Fourth Movement:  Student demonstrations take place in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, protesting the Treaty of Versailles, which tranferred Chinese territory to Japan;

 

1959, the 1st Grammy Awards are held;

 

1776, Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III;

 

1961, American Civil Rights Movement:  The "Freedom Riders" begin a bus trip through the South;  and in

 

1932, in Atlanta, Georgia, mobster Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion. 

 

 

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