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Stones take the stage and King Henry takes his last bride

On July 12 in :


1962, The Rolling Stones perform their first concert, at the Marquee Club in London, England;


1817, Henry David Thoreau is born; 


1543, King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace;


1862, The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress and in


1804, Former United States Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, dies a day after being shot in a duel. 

Andy Warhol and an oral presentation of the Declaration of Independence

On July 9 in:


1945, American author Dean Koontz  is born;


1962, Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles;


1776, George Washington orders the Declaration of Independence to be read aloud to members of the Continental Army in New York, New York             for the first time; 


1793, The Act Against Slavery is passed in Upper Canada and the importation of slaves into Lower Canada is prohibited and in;


1850, U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies and Millard Fillmore succeeds him as 13th President of the United States. 

Miles Davis releases a gem and Ethel goes to her reward!

On August 17 in:


1807, Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat leaves New York City for Albany on the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commerical steamboat service in the world;


1896, Bridget Driscoll is run over by a Benz car in the grounds of The Crystal Palace, London, the world's first motoring fatality;


1959, Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue, the much-acclaimed, highly influential, best-selling jazz recording of the twentieth century is released;


1962, East German border guards kill eighteen-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin and becomes one of the first victims of the wall; and in 

1979, American actress and singer Vivian Vance, best known as Ethel, Lucy's best friend and neighbor, dies at the age of  70.

Good bye Norma Jean and bon voyage Mayflower!

On August 5 in:


1620, The Mayflower departs from Southhampton, England on its first attempt to reach North America;


1861, The United States Army abolishes flogging;


1926, Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping;


1957, American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage baby boomers by playing the songs and showing popular dances,debuts on ABC;


1962, Apartheid in South Africa:  Nelson Mandela is jailed. He would not be released until 1990; and in


1962, Marilyn Monroe, American model, actress, and singer dies.    

So long to the VW bug . . . and to Jimmy Hoffa!


On July 30 in:


2003,In Mexico, the last  'old style' Volkswagon Beetle rolls off the assembly line; 


1962, The Trans-Canada Highway, the largest national highway in the world, is officially opened;


1619, In Jamestown, Vjirginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convines for the first time;


1965, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act o f 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid;


1975, Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again, and will be declared legally dead on this date in 1982 and in ;


1918, American poet, Joyce Kiimer dies at the age of 32. 

Bloody Sunday, flight around the world and Boris Yeltsin

On July 10 in:


1212, the most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground;


1962, Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit;


1973, John Paul Getty III, grandson of the oilmagnate J. Paul Getty, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy;


1966, The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago.  As many as 60,000 people come to hear Dr. King as well as Mahalia Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Peter Paul and Mary;


1913, Death Valley, California, hits 134 degrees Fahrenheit, the highest temperature recorded in the United States; and in


1938, Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91-hour airplane flight around the world.



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