Historical Events for July.2st

1566 Nostradamus French astrologer/physician/prophet, dies in Salon

1777 – Vermont becomes 1st American colony to abolish slavery

1862 – Lincoln signs act granting land for state agricultural colleges

1865 – William Booth founds Salvation Army (Army of the Salvation)

1867 – 1st US elevated railroad begins service, NYC

1928 – British parliament accept female sufferage

1937 – Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan disappear over Pacific Ocean

1941 – Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” premieres in London

1956 – Elvis Presley records “Hound Dog” and “Don’t Be Cruel”

1964 – Pres Johnson signs Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act into law

1970 – 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam and Brussels

1972 – India and Pakistan sign peace accord

2002 American Steve Fossett became the first person to fly a balloon solo around the world.

2005 Live 8, a marathon concert designed to pressure world leaders into fighting African poverty, was held at 10 sites worldwide and broadcast around the globe on TV and the Internet.

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