Sunday, July 8, 2012

8th of July

It is the 189th day of the year and there are only 176 days remaining.

1099 - 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in a religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on.

1899 - The first issue of the Wall Street Journal is published.

1947 - Reports are UFO crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico.

1948 - The United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits.

1960 - Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage resulting from his flight over the Soviet Union.

1994 - Kim Jong-il begins to assume supreme leadership of North Korea upon the death of his father.

2011 - Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.

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