Sunday, 7 July 2013

Daily Blogging Challenge Day 7

Hi guys,
7th July is the 188th day in a year but how much do you know about it?

1865 – American Civil War: four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln are
hanged.

1898 – U.S. President William McKinleysigns the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States.

1911 – The United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia sign the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 banning open-water seal hunting, the first international treaty to address wildlife preservation issues.

1928 – Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.

1930 – Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of the Boulder Dam (now known asHoover Dam).

1937 – Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Lugou Bridge – Japanese forces invade Beijing, China.

1941 – World War II: U.S. forces land in Iceland, taking over from an earlier British occupation.

1978 – The Solomon Islands become independent from the United Kingdom.

1990 – World Wide Web born when Tim Berners-Lee, a researcher at CERN, developed the HyperText Markup Language, which would later be called HTML.

See you soon
Saffy