Today in History
Listings for Monday, July 8, 2019.
- 1838 Count Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, inventor
- 1839 John D. Rockefeller
- 1908 Nelson Rockefeller
- 1914 Billy Eckstine
- 1935 Steve Lawrence
- 1951 Anjelica Huston
- 1952 Marianne Williamson
- 1958 Kevin Bacon
- 1970 Bek David Campbell, later to be known as Beck
- 1973 Kathleen Robertson
- 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.