Jarrell (jarrellwoods) wrote in rainbow_ark,

On this date (another of this series until some content returns)

July 7th...

1456 – A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death.

1834 – In New York City, four nights of rioting against abolitionists begins.

1865 – Four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln are hanged.

1898 – U.S. President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States.

1928 – Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.

1946 – Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini becomes the first American to be canonized.

1954 – Elvis Presley makes his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis plays his first recording for Sun Records, "That's All Right."

1981 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.

1985 – Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17.
Tags: history, trivia
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