26.07-Quick History

Second post today.

1745 – The first recorded women’s cricket match takes place near Guildford, England.

1775 – The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress.

1803 – The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world’s first public railway, opens in south London, United Kingdom.

1887 – Publication of the Unua Libro, founding the Esperanto movement.

1908 – United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation).

1944 – The first German V-2 rocket hits the United Kingdom.

1947 –  U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 into United States law creating the Central Intelligence Agency, United States Department of Defense and United States Air Force.

 

Famous birthdays:

1928 – Stanley Kubrick, American director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer.

1943 – Mick Jagger, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor.

1945 – Helen Mirren, English actress.

1953 – Felix Magath, German footballer and manager.

1959 – Kevin Spacey, American actor, singer, and producer.

1964 – Sandra Bullock, American actress and producer.

Sandi

 

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