22 • July 29 - 30, 2020 HISTORY bransonglobe.com Today in History: Movies, sports and more • 904 Thessalonica is sacked by Saracen pirates led by renegade Leo of Tripoli • 1221 Emperor Go-Horikawa aged only 10 years old ascends to the Chrysanthemum Throne of Japan • 1567 James VI is crowned King of Scots at Stirling • 1588 The Battle of Gravelines - Spanish Armada damaged and scattered by the English fleet • 1609 Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years • 1676 Nathaniel Bacon declared a rebel for assembling frontiersmen to protect settlers from Indians • 1794 African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, dedicated • 1848 Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule put down by police • 1864 American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C. • 1905 US Secretary of War William Howard Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to Japanese free rein in Korea in return for non-interference with the US in the Philippines • 1907 Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England • 1914 1st transcontinental phone link made between New York City and San Francisco • 1921 Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party • 1923 Albert Einstein speaks on pacifism in Berlin • 1927 1st iron lung installed (Bellevue hospital, NY) • 1932 Great Depression: in Washington, D.C., U.S. troops disperse the last of the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans • 1948 King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic Games in London • 1949 Moscow ends the blockade of West Berlin • 1954 Publication of “Fellowship of the Ring” 1st volume of “Lord of the Rings” by J. R. R. Tolkien published by George Allen and Unwin in London • 1955 USSR performs nuclear Test • 1956 Jacques Cousteau’s Calypso anchors in 7,500 m of water (record) • 1958 US President Eisenhower signs into law National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 • 1959 First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union. • 1968 Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled “Humanae Vitae” (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control prohibited • 1969 Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars • 1974 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by House Judiciary Committee • 1974 Episcopal Church ordained female priests • 1975 Ford became 1st US President to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz • 1976 In New York City, the EXP. 7/31/20

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