1865 – Four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln are hanged.
1898 – U.S. President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States.
1928 – Sliced bread is sold for the first time (on the inventor’s 48th birthday) by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.
1930 – Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of the Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam).
1946 – Mother Francesca S. Cabrini becomes the first American to be canonized.
1953 – Ernesto “Che” Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
1954 – Elvis Presley makes his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his first recording for Sun Records, “That’s All Right.”
1978 – The Solomon Islands becomes independent from the United Kingdom
1981 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.
1985 – Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17
2005 – A series of four explosions occurs on London’s transport system killing 56 people including four alleged suicide bombers and injuring over 700 others.
So here is a brief history of today.
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