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July 5th Trivia

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July 5th In Pop Culture History

1687 - Isaac Newton published Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. (Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica)

1841 - Thomas Cook organized the first package excursion (planned vacation tour), from Leicester to Loughborough.

1865 - William Booth and his wife Catherine establish the Christian Mission, later known as the Salvation Army (1878).

1921 - Chicago White Sox players were accused of "throwing" (lose intentionally) the World Series.

1935 - The National Labor Relations Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1937 - Spam (the luncheon meat, not the internet junk) was introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.

1946 - French designer Louis Reard introduced the Bikini in Paris. He could not find a "respectable"Model to wear his creation so he had to hire a local Nude Dancer.

1950 - The Knesset passed the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel.

1952 - #1 Hit July 5, 1952 - July 11, 1952: Percy Faith - Delicado

1954 - The BBC broadcasted its first television news bulletin.

1971 - The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the American voting age from 21 to 18 years, was formally certified by President Richard Nixon.

1986 - #1 Hit July 5, 1986 - July 11, 1986: Billy Ocean - There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)

1996 - Dolly the sheep was born - the first mammal cloned from an adult cell (she actually had three monthers)

2008 - #1 Hit July 5, 2008 - August 22, 2008: Katy Perry - I Kissed a Girl

2012 - The Shard in London was inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe, with a height of 1,020 ft.

July 5th
Celebrity Birthdays

Famous Last Words:

P.T. Barnum (1810)
Edith "Edie" Falco (1963)
Robbie Robertson (1943)
You wouldn't hit a guy with glasses on, would you?

 



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