Thursday, June 18, 2009

Today in History - 18 June

1981 Vaccine to prevent hoof and mouth disease announced

1980 Mrs. Shakuntala Devi mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 sec

1959 1st telecast transmitted from England to U.S.

1948 U.N. Commission on Human Rights adopts International Declaration of Human Rights

1936 1st bicycle traffic court in America established, Racine, Wisconsin

1903 1st transcontinental auto trip begins in San Francisco; arrives New York 3-months later

1898 1st amusement pier opens in Atlantic City, New Jersey

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