05 July 2012

Timeline July 5 to 7

July 5
1687  Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
1810  Phineas T. Barnum, American showman, was born in Bethel, Conn.
1853  Cecil Rhodes, English financier and empire builder of South Africa, was born.
1865  William Booth founded the Salvation Army in London, England.
1946  The bikini, designed by Louis Reard, made its debut at Molitor Pool in Paris.
2009  The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered, consisting of more than 1,500 items, is found near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, in Staffordshire, England.

July 6
1189  Richard I "the Lionheart" is crowned King of England.
1483  Richard III, King of England, was crowned.
1535  Sir Thomas More was executed for treason in England.
1785  Sir William Hooker, English botanist, was born.
1885  Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies. The patient is Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.
1923  The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was formed.
1925  Bill Haley, American singer and songwriter, was born.
1998  Roy Rogers, the singing cowboy, died at age 86.

July 7
1752  Joseph-Marie Jacquard, French inventor of the Jacquard loom, was born.
1907  Robert Heinlein, American science fiction writer, was born.
1928  Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.
1954  Elvis Presley made his radio debut when Memphis, Tenn. station WHBQ played his first recording for Sun Records, "That's All Right."

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