Today in History
Listings for Tuesday, July 2, 2019.
- 419 Valentinian III, Roman emperor (425-55).
- 1622 R.F.W. de Sluze --1685
- 1877 Hermann Hesse, Swiss novelist, poet (Steppenwolf) (Nobel 1946).
- 1906 Hans Bethe, physicist (Nobel 1967), peace worker.
- 1908 Thurgood Marshall
- 1922 Dan Rowan
- 1986 Lindsay Lohan
- Midpoint of the year (noon, or following midnight in leap year)
- 1890 Sherman Antitrust Act prohibits industrial monopolies.
- 1900 first flight of a Zeppelin (the LZ-1).
- 1926 US Army Air Corps created
- 1937 Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan disappear over the Pacific Ocean
- 1957 1st submarine built to fire guided missiles launched, "Grayback"
- 1964 President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act.
- 1976 Supreme Court ruled death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual
- 1985 Proto is launched on its way to Halley's Comet
- 2003 Hewlett Packard announces availability of Linux PC--the first industry leader to do so.
That's all for today.