July 30, 2010

1932 - Flowers and Trees was premiered in theatres. Walt Disney’s first cartoon short to win an Academy award and was also the first to use full-color three-strip Technicolor instead of two colour (black-and-white) Technicolor films in the past.

1954 - Elvis Presley, the king of “Rock ‘n’ Roll” performed That’s Alright Mama and Blue Moon of Kentucky at his first professional performance in Memphis.

2002 - The 1933 Double Gold Eagle is the World’s most expensive coin. It was sold for $6.6 million at an auction to an unnamed buyer.

July 23, 2010

1827- Boston, MA was the first city in the U.S. to open a swimming school.

1904- During the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Charles E. Menches invented the first ice cream cone in St. Louis, MO.

1962- The first ever live TV broadcast was sent to Europe by the “Telstar” communications satellite.

July 16, 2010

1950- 199,854 people gathered to watch the World Cup soccer finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The crowd that came together to watch Uraguay defeat Brazil was said to be the largest in sporting history.

1964- A coast-to-coast speed record was made by Marine Maj. John Glenn. It took him three hours, 23 min. and eight second to fly from California to New York in his jet plan.

1969- Apollo 11 launched the first manned flight to the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin become the first people to walk on the moon four days later.

July 2, 2010

1698 – Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine.

1947 - An object crashed near Roswell, NM. The U.S. Army Air Force insisted it was a weather balloon, but eyewitness accounts led to speculation that it might have been an alien spacecraft.

1964 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places.

2002 – Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.

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