Thursday, July 16, 2009

Today in History - 16 July

2007 Earthquake in Japan damages nuclear power plan releasing 300 gallons of radioactive water

1990 Ukraine declares independence

1945 1st atomic bomb detonated, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico

1936 1st x-ray photo of arterial circulation, Rochester, New York

1935 1st automatic parking meter in U.S. installed, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1926 National Geographic takes 1st natural-color undersea photos

1661 1st banknotes in Europe were issued by Bank of Stockholm

1439 Kissing is banned in England (to stop germs from spreading)

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