1610 - Henry Hudson sailed into what is now known as Hudson Bay (he
thought he had made it through the Northwest Passage, and reached
the Pacific Ocean).
1776 - The signing of the Declaration of Independence didn't occur
on July 4. After the Continental Congress voted to declare independence
on July 2, the final language of the document was approved on July
4, and it was printed and distributed on July 45. The actual
signing was on August 2, 1776 Matthew Thornton from New Hampshire
signed it on November 4, 1776.
1790 - The first United States Census was conducted. There were 3,929,214
people counted that year.
1869 - Japan's samurai, farmer, artisan, merchant class system (Shinokosho)
was abolished as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms.
1870 - Tower Subway, the first underground tube railway, opened in
1873 - The Clay Street Hill Railroad began operating the first cable
car in San Francisco's famous cable car system.
1976 - In Jack McCall shot Wild Bill Hickok in the back as he played
poker at a saloon in Deadwood, in the Dakota Territory. Wild Bill
held black aces and eights, which became known as the "dead manís
1937 - The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was passed in America, making
marijuana and all its by-products illegal.
1973 - The Summerland Disaster occurred when a fire spread through
the Summerland leisure centre in Douglas on the Isle of Man. Fifty
people were killed and eighty seriously injured in fire, started by
some boys smoking in a closet.
1975 - #1 Hit August 2, 1975 - August 8, 1975: Eagles - One
of These Nights
1980 - #1 Hit August 2, 1980 - August 29, 1980: Olivia Newton-John
1986 - #1 Hit August 2, 1986 - August 15, 1986: Peter Cetera
- Glory of Love
1990 - Iraq invaded Kuwait, leading to the Gulf War.
Now You Know...
Wes Craven (1939)
Kevin Smith (1970)
Tiffany Evans (1992)
Peter O'Toole (1932)
Edward Furlong (1977)
Myrna Loy (1905)
Jacinda Barrett (1972)
Pete De Freitas (1961-1989, Age 27)
Mary-Louise Parker (1964)
Butch Patrick (1953)
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