Today in History

Listings for Monday, July 8, 2019.


  • 1776 Col. John Nixon gives 1st public reading of Decl of Independence
  • 1796 1st American Passport issued by the US State Department.
  • 1835 The Liberty Bell cracks (again).
  • 1889 Vol 1, No 1, of "The Wall Street Journal" published.
  • 1896 William Jennings Bryan makes his "cross of gold" speech at the Democratic Convention in Chicago.
  • 1907 Florenz Ziegfeld stages 1st "Follies" on NY Theater roof
  • 1947 Demolition begins in New York for headquarters of United Nations
  • 1977 Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hrs).
  • 1978 Pioneer-Venus 2 Multi-probe launched to Venus.

That's all for today.

Today In History