Historical Events for July.1st

Welcome to the month of the July: The Full Buck Moon

1200 – In China, sunglasses are invented
1390 – French and Genuese armada sails out against barbarian pirates
1543 – England and Scotland sign Peace treaty of Greenwich
1656 – 1st Quakers (Mary Fisher/Ann Austin) arrives in Boston (arrested)
1776 – 1st vote on Declaration of Independence
1831 – Admiral James C Ross reaches magnetic North Pole
1859 – Balloon covers a record 809 miles over St Louis
1862 – Emperor Alexander II grants Jews right to publish books
1863 – Slavery abolished in Suriname and Netherlands Antilles
1889 – Frederick Douglass named Minister to Haiti
1903 – 1st Tour de France bicycle race begins
1916 – Coca-Cola brings current coke formula to the market
1929 – US cartoonist Elzie Segar creates “Popeye”
1934 – 1st x-ray photo of entire body, Rochester, NY
1967 – 1st British color TV broadcast, on BBC 2
1970 – Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC)
1997 – UK returns Hong Kong to China


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