Saturday, July 05, 2008

Today in History

Today is July 5th — on this day in:
• 1810 - P.T. Barnum, American circus owner born (d. 1891);
• 1865 - The Salvation Army is founded in the East End of London, England;
• 1937 - Spam, the luncheon meat, was introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation;
• 1946 - The bikini is introduced in Paris, France;
• 1954 - Elvis Presley has his first commercial recording session. He sang That’s All Right (Mama) and Blue Moon of Kentucky, widely considered to be the birth of Rock and Roll;
• 1996 - Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell; and
• 2003 - SARS is declared to be contained by the WHO.

ht Brother Maynard


40 years ago...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis
  • Nixon was elected by a margin of 500,000
  • The Civil Rights Act was passed
  • Actress Jane Mansfield died
  • "Chain of Fools" by Aretha Franklin was on the radio
  • "Planet of the Apes" was at the movies
  • O.J. Simpson won the Heisman Trophy
  • "Bonanza" was big on TV
ht: Corey Mann


At July 05, 2008, Blogger Kathy said...


34 years ago, you were born!

Happy birthday, bro. I love you. Sorry we didn't get to chat in person.

Much love,
your sister


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