Historical Events for 07 July

1456 – Though she had already been executed, Joan of Arc is acquitted
1550 – Chocolate introduced
1607 – “God Save the King” is 1st sung
1668 – Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge
1713 – 1st performance of Georg F Handel’s “To Deum” and “Jubilate”
1753 – English parliament grants Jewish English citizenship
1801 – Toussaint L’Ouverture declares Haitian independence
1850 – Scottish explorer Edward Eyre reaches Albany, W-Australia
1863 – Orders barring Jews from serving under US Grant are revoked
1930 – Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam
1946 – Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini canonized as 1st American saint
1949 – “Dragnet” premieres on NBC radio; also a TV series in 1951 and 1967
1958 – Pres Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood
1965 – Otis Redding records “Respect”
1967 – Beatles’ “All You Need is Love” is released
1967 – Doors’ “Light My Fire” hits #1
1978 – Solomon Islands declares independence from UK
1987 – Kiwanis Clubs end men-only tradition, vote to admit women
1997 – Tiger Woods wins golf’s Western Open

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