Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Daniel !

Other noteworthy events on this historic day ...

1608 The city of Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain.

1775 Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass.

1878 Broadway song-and-dance man George M. Cohan was born in Providence, R.I. (Cohan claimed to have been - as he wrote in one of his patriotic songs - "born on the Fourth of July.")

1890 Idaho became the 43rd state.

1898 The U.S. Navy defeated a Spanish fleet in the harbor at Santiago, Cuba, during the Spanish-American War.

1930 Congress created the Veterans Administration.

1971 Rock singer Jim Morrison of The Doors died in Paris at age 27.

1985 The time-travel comedy "Back to the Future," starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, was released in movie theaters.

1986 President Ronald Reagan presided over a ceremony in New York Harbor that saw the relighting of the renovated Statue of Liberty.

1988 The USS Vincennes shot down an Iran Air jetliner over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.

1997 In his first formal response to charges by Paula Jones of sexual harassment, President Bill Clinton denied all allegations in her lawsuit and asked a judge to dismiss the case.

2005 A NASA space probe, Deep Impact, hit its comet target as planned in a mission to learn how the solar system formed.

2009 Sarah Palin announced she would resign as Alaska governor with 16 months left in her term.

1 comment:

paul said...

Happy Birthday

Wish you all the best.


Paul & Vicki