Tuesday, July 10, 2012

10th of July

It is the 191st day of the year, with only 174 days remaining.

138 - Emperor Hadrian dies after a heart failure at Baiae, he is buried at Rome in the Tomb of Hadrian beside his late wife, Vibia Sabina.

1821 - The United States possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain.

1890 - Wyoming is admitted as the 44th U.S. state.

1913 - Death Valley, California hits 134 degrees Fahrenheit, the highest temperature recorded in the U.S.

1925 - In Dayton, Tennessee, the so called "Monkey Trial" begins with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.

1938 - Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91 hour airplane flight around the world.

1962 - Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.

1973 - John Paul Getty III, grandson of the oil magnate, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy.

1992 - In Miami, Florida, former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is sentenced to 40 years in prison for drug and racketeering violations.

1997 - In London, scientists report the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which support the "out of Africa theory" of human evolution placing an "African Eve" at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.

2002 - At a Sotheby's auction, Peter Paul Reubens' painting The Massacre of the Innocents, is sold for $76.2 million to Lord Thomson.

No comments:

Post a Comment