July 5, 2010

July Dates

JenniferBy Jennifer Kohel

July 1st 1963 ZIP Code introduced for United States mail
July 2nd 1962 First Wal-Mart opened for business in Rogers, Arkansas
July 3rd 1986 U.S. President Ronald Reagan presides over the
relighting of the renovated Statue of Liberty
July 4th 1838 The Iowa Territory was organized
July 5th 1946 Bikini is introduced in Paris, France
July 6th 1854 First Republican Party Convention was held in Jackson, Michigan
July 7th 1928 Sliced bread was sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company in Missouri
July 8th 1932 Dow Jones Industrial Average reached it lowest level of the Great Depression bottoming out at 41.22
July 9th 1922 Johnny Weismuller swam the 100 meter freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the record and the minute Barrier
July 10th 1962 Telstar, the world’s first communications satellite was launched into orbit
July 11th 1955 In God We Trust was added to all U.S. currency
July 12th 1862 Medal of Honor was authorized by the U.S. Congress
July 13th 1923 Hollywood Sign was officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles which was originally Hollywoodland
July 14th 1881 Billy the Kid was shot and killed by Pat Garrett outside of Fort Sumner
July 15th 1870 Georgia became the last former Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union
July 16th 1790 District of Columbia was established as the capital of the United States
July 17th 1955 Disneyland televised its grand opening in Anaheim, California
July 18th 1969 Senator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts drove an Oldsmobile off a wooden bridge and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, drowned and he did nothing to save her; only a Kennedy in Massachusetts would not be sent to jail
July 19th 1989 United Airlines flight 232 crashed in Sioux City, Iowa killing 112 of the 296 passengers
July 20th 1969 Apollo 11 successfully landed the first man on the Moon
July 21st 1969 Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon
July 22nd 2003 Members of 101st Airborne of the United States, aided by Special Forces attacked a compound In Iraq killing Saddam Hussein’s sons and a bodyguard
July 23rd 1903 Ford Motor Company sold its first car
July 24th 1866 Tennessee became the first U.S. state to be readmitted following the American Civil War
July 25th 1603 James VI of Scotland was crowned the first king of Great Britain
July 26th 1775 Established by the Second Continental Congress was what later would become United States Post Office Dept.
July 27th 1940 Animated short “A Wild Hare” was released introducing Bugs Bunny
July 28th 1945 U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26
July 29th 1907 Sir Robert Baden Powell set up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England; the camp ran from August 1-9, 1907 and is regarded as the founding of the Scouting movement
July 30th 1990 First Saturn automobile rolled off the assembly line
July 31st 1930 Radio mystery program “The Shadow” aired for the first time