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Tornado in Brooklyn and a infamous walk across a street in London

 

On August 8 in:

 

1863, Following his defeat in the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee sends a letter of resignation to Confederate President Jefferson Davis (it is refused upon receipt);

 

1876, Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph;

 

1896, American author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is born;

 

1929, The German Airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight;

 

1969, At a zebra crossing in London, photographer Iain Macmillan takes the photo that becomes the cover of the Beatles album Abbey Road, one of the most famous album covers in recording history;

 

1974, President Richard Nixon, in a nationwide telexision address, announces his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon the next day; and in

 

2007, An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889. 

A perfect 10 and Mein Kampf is published

On July 18 in:

 

1817, Jane Austen dies at the age of 42;

 

1976, Nadia Comaneci became the first person in Olympic history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the Summer Games;

 

1870, The First Vatican Council decrees the dogma of papal infallibility;

 

1925, Adolf Hitler publishes his personal manifesto Mein Kampf; and in

 

1969,  After a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Ted Kennedy drives a car off a bridge and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, dies. 

Joe DiMaggio and a trip to the moon

On July 16 in:

 

1951, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is published;

 

1945, Manhattan Project:  The Atomic Age begins when the United States successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico;

 

1969, Apollo program:  Apollo 11, the first mission to land astronauts on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Kennedy, Florida;

 

1782, First performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail; 

 

1941, Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56the consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record;

 

1935, the world's first parking meter is installed in Oklahome City, Oklahoma; and in

 

1956, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes its very last "Big Tent" show in Pittsburgh, PA due to changing economics.  All subsequent circus shows will be held in arenas. 

Joe DiMaggio and a trip to the moon

On July 16 in:

 

1951, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is published;

 

1945, Manhattan Project:  The Atomic Age begins when the United States successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico;

 

1969, Apollo program:  Apollo 11, the first mission to land astronauts on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Kennedy, Florida;

 

1782, First performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail; 

 

1941, Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56the consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record;

 

1935, the world's first parking meter is installed in Oklahome City, Oklahoma; and in

 

1956, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes its very last "Big Tent" show in Pittsburgh, PA due to changing economics.  All subsequent circus shows will be held in arenas. 

Take the train, Sponge Bob.....

On July 14 in

1986, SpongeBob SquarePants is born,

1877, the Great Railroad Strike begins,

1789, French citizens storm the Bastille, marking Bastille Day,

1969, the US decirculates the $500, $1000, $5000 and $10,000 bills. 

Pluto, the Sun and water pollution

 

On June 22 in:

 

1945, the battle of Okinawa comes to an end;

 

1978, Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered by American astronomer James W. Christy;

 

1633, The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe in the form he presented it in, after heated controversy;

 

2009, Washington Metro train collision:  Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C. killing nine and injuring over 80 people; and in

 

1969, Cleveland's Cuyahoga River catches fire, triggering a crack-down on pollution in rivers.

#7 is retired & 1984 enters.

On June 8 in:

-1949 George Orwell's 1984 is published;

-1786 Commerically made ice-cream is first advertised;

-1969 Mickey Mantle, #7 retires; and

-Any year! It is World Ocean Day.

Gandhi; Hitler

On today's date in 1969,The Beatles' last public performance, an impromptu concert on the roof of London's Apple Records, is broken up by police.

 

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Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

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