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7/6/2012 - DB Metzger

Althea Gibson wins at Wimbledon, the first African American player to do so. In 1976 the first woman is admitted to the US Navel Academy.  Pasteur inoculates the first person for rabies and the first all star baseball game is played today in 1933.  It's also an important day in the annuals of malted milk.

1785 Congress resolves US currency named "dollar" & adopts decimal coinage

1798 the first Alien and Sedition act passed by Congress against Jefferson Republicans.

1820 Judith Sargent Stevens Murray died (early feminist, writer of the 18th/19th centuries)

1853William Wells Brown publishes "Clotel," 1st novel by a black American

1885 Louis Pasteur inoculates the first human for rabies. He also did important research into anthrax and silkworm disease.

1886 Horlick's of Wisconsin offers the first malted milk to the public

1894 Cleveland sends 2,000 troops to Chicago to suppressthe Pullman strike

1923 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed

1928 the first all talking picture is shown in NY. Do you know what it was? Lights of New York.

1933 was the first year of baseball’s all star game. The American league won 5-2.

1951 Althea Gibson wins at Wimbledon, the first African American player to do so

1955 Smog control went into effect with the Federal Air Pollution control act. Here’s a down and dirty history of deadly smog

1957 Paul McCartney meets John Lennon. At The Quarry. More photo’s then text. Enjoy.

1958 Alaska becomes the 49th state

1964 the Beatles first film, A Hard Day’s Night opens in London

1965 Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms

1967 Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade

1976 the first woman was admitted into the U.S. Navel Academy. Here’s a report on sexual assaults at the air force academy

 1983 S upreme Court rules retirement plans can't pay women less. Here’s pay equity background information.

Notable Birthdays

1747 John Paul Jones, founder of U.S. Navy. He uttered those famous words "I have not yet begun to fight.."

1799 Louisa Tuthill (advice writer)

1803 Sophia Willard Dana Ripley (Transcendentalist, Brook Farm co-founder, Roman Catholic convert)

1847 Katherine Augusta Westcott Tingley (Theosophist)

1921 Nancy Reagan was born in NYC And her film credits.

1935  The Dalai Lame. is still causing problems in Tibet.

1946 Sylvester Stallone. Aka Rocky, Rambo

1954 Louise Erdrich  poet and novelist 

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