Historical Events for July 15th

0399 – Philosopher Socrates sentenced to death
1535 – Henry VIII declares himself head of English Church
1738 – Bottle opener invented
1759 – British Museum opens in Montague House, London
1762 – Fraunces Tavern opens in NYC
1785 – Mozart’s string quartet opus 10 premieres
1817 – 1st American school for the deaf opens (Hartford Conn)
1831 – 1st US-built locomotive to pull a passenger train makes 1st run
1861 – Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis
1895 – Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” premieres, St Petersburg
1931 – 1st Dracula movie released
1941 – Duke Ellington 1st records “Take the A Train”
1950 – Walt Disney’s “Cinderella” released
1961 – Supremes signed with Motown Records
1954 – First flight of the Boeing 707, the first American jet passenger airliner.
1965 – Canada replaces Union Jack flag with Maple Leaf
2004 – Monorail service begins in Las Vegas.

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