Historical Events for July 8th

0951 – Paris is founded
1796 – US State Dept issues 1st American passport
1800 – Dr Benjamin Waterhouse gives 1st cowpox vaccination to his son to prevent smallpox
1853 – Commodore Matthew Perry sails his frigate Susquehanna into Tokyo Bay
1889 – Wall Street Journal begins publishing
1907 – Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st `Follies’ on NY Theater roof
1909 – 1st pro baseball game (minor league) played under lights
1911 – Nan Aspinwall is 1st woman to make solo transcontin. trip by horse
1932 – Depression low point of Dow Jones Industrial Average, 41.2
1947 – Demolition begins for UN Headquarters in NYC
1997 – NATO invites Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic to join
2000 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth book in J.K. Rowling’s hugely popular Harry Potter series, is published.


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