Thursday, July 9, 2009

Today in History - 09 July

1991 South Africa readmitted to Olympics

1957 Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced

1955 1st black executive on White House staff, E. Frederic Morrow

1953 1st helicopter passenger service, New York City

1944 World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's - Barnum and Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford Conn)

1916 1st cargo submarine to cross Atlantic arrives in U.S. from Germany

1877 1st Wimbledon tennis championship is held

1815 1st natural gas well in U.S. is discovered

1815 King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France

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