Monday, July 5, 2010

It's My Birthday

1295 – Scotland and France form an alliance, the so-called "Auld Alliance", against England.

1865 – The Salvation Army is founded in the East End of London, England.

1935 – The National Labor Relations Act, which governs labor relations in the United States, is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1937 – Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.

1946 – The bikini is re-introduced in Paris, France (it was a Roman invention).

1948 – National Health Service Acts created the national public health systems in the United Kingdom

1954 – The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.

1954 – Elvis Presley records That's All Right, his first single to be released. (I was born in the hospital where Elvis was pronounced deceased.)

1971 – Right to vote: the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 years, is formally certified by President Richard Nixon.

1975 – Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.

1996 – Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.

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