TODAY IN HISTORY:
1850 – Gold was discovered in the Rogue River in OR.
1866 – Ulysses S. Grant was named General of the Army. He was the first American officer to hold the rank.
1871 – Seth Wheeler patented perforated wrapping paper. (I’ve never heard of “perforated wrapping paper”!)
1946 – Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis worked as a team for the first time in Atlantic City, NJ.
1956 – The Italian liner Andrea Doria sinks after a collision with the Swedish ship Stockholm off Nantucket.
1969 – Ted Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving the scene of an accident in Chappaquiddick.
1978 – Louise Joy Brown, the world’s first test-tube baby, was born in England. She had been conceived through invitro fertilization.
1978 – Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) gets a hit in his 38th straight game to break the National League record for consecutive base hits.
1985 – It’s confirmed that Rock Hudson has AIDS.
1990 – Rosanne Barr sang the National Anthem in San Diego before a Padres baseball game. She was booed for her performance.
1999 – Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France. He was only the second American to win the race.
2010 – WikiLeaks leaked more than 90,000 internal reports to the public.
YOU SHARE YOUR BIRTHDAY WITH…
Jim McCarty 1943 – Musician (Yardbirds)
Verdine White 1951 – Musician (Earth, Wind & Fire)
Walter Payton -1954 – Football Player (NFL)
Roger Clinton 1957 – President Clinton’s brother
Iman 1955 – model, actress (“Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”) was married to David Bowie
Matt LeBlanc 1967 – Actor (TV’s, “Joey”, “Friends”, movies “Lost in Space”, “Charlie’s Angels”)
Thread the Needle Day