DAY IN HISTORY
335 – Flavius Dalmatius is raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle, Constantine the Great.
1778 – The Continental Congress passes the first US federal budget.
1796 – George Washington’s Farewell Address is printed across America as an open letter to the public.
1881 –President James A. Garfield dies of wounds suffered in a July 2 shooting. VP Chester A. Arthur becomes President upon Garfield’s death.
1952 – The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.
1957 – Plumbbob Rainier becomes the first nuclear explosion to be entirely contained underground, producing no fallout.
1976 – Two Imperial Iranian Air Force F-4 Phantom II jets fly out to investigate an unidentified flying object, when both independently lose instrumentation and communications as they approach, only to have them restored upon withdrawal.
1985 – A strong earthquake kills thousands and destroys about 400 buildings in Mexico City.
1991 – Цtzi the Iceman is discovered in the Alps on the border between Italy and Austria.
1995 – The Washington Post and The New York Times publish Ted Kaczynski’s
Theodore John Kaczynski was a math prodigy who become an American domestic terrorist. His homemade bombs killed three and injured 23 as he conducted a nationwide campaign of terror targeting people who were involved with advancing modern technology. The name UNABOMBER was given to him by the FBI, referring to this early targets that included airlines and universities.
Here are the first sentences:
“INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY AND ITS FUTURE
1. The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race. They have greatly increased the life-expectancy of those of us who live in “advanced” countries, but they have destabilized society, have made life unfulfilling, have subjected human beings to indignities, have led to widespread psychological suffering (in the Third World to physical suffering as well) and have inflicted severe damage on the natural world.”
2010 – The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sealed.
866 – Leo VI the Wise, Byzantine emperor (d. 912)
931 – Mu Zong, emperor of the Liao Dynasty (d. 969)
1560 – Thomas Cavendish, English naval explorer, led the third expedition to circumnavigate the globe (d. 1592)
1905 – Leon Jaworski, American lawyer (d. 1982)
1909 – Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian engineer and businessman (d. 1998)
1941 – Cass Elliot, American singer (d. 1974)
1949 – Twiggy, English model, actress, and singer
1949 – Barry Scheck, American lawyer, co-founded the Innocence Project
1147 – Igor II of Kiev
1942 – Condé Montrose Nast, American publisher, founded Condé Nast Publications (b. 1873)
2015 – Jackie Collins, English novelist (b. 1937)
credits include wikipedia and other internet sources
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