Saturday, July 08, 2017
History for July 8 - On-This-Day.com
Jean La Fontaine 1621, Ferdinand von Zeppelin 1838, John D. Rockefeller 1839
Wolfgang Puck 1949, Kevin Bacon 1958, Toby Keith 1961
1099 - Christian soldiers on the First Crusade march around Jerusalem.
1776 - Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the U.S. Declaration of Independence to a crowd at Independence Square in Philadelphia.
1865 - C.E. Barnes patented the machine gun.
1881 - Edward Berner, druggist in Two Rivers, WI, poured chocolate syrup on ice cream in a dish. To this time chocolate syrup had only been used for making ice-cream sodas.
1889 - The Wall Street Journal was first published.
1889 - John L. Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain, in the last championship bare-knuckle fight. The fight lasted 75 rounds.
1960 - The Soviet Union charged Gary Powers with espionage. He was shot down in a U-2 spy plane.
1969 - The U.S. Patent Office issued a patent for the game "Twister."