Saturday, July 4, 2009

Today in History - 04 July

1997 U.S. space probe Pathfinder lands on Ares Vallis Mars

1996 HotMail, a free internet E-mail service begins

1959 Cayman Islands separated from Jamaica, made a crown colony

1946 Philippines gains independence from U.S.

1931 1st fireworks are held at Cleveland Stadium

1931 1st trailside museum opens in Cleveland Metroparks

1914 1st U.S. motorcycle race (300 miles, Dodge City Ks)

1886 1st scheduled transcontinental passenger train reaches Pt Moody, BC

1884 1st U.S. bullfight held (Dodge City Ks)

1884 Statue of Liberty presented to U.S. in Paris

1876 1st public exhibition of electric light in San Francisco

1865 1st edition of "Alice in Wonderland" is published

1789 1st U.S. tariff act

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