Meteor Watch Day – They say that you can see a meteor (shooting star) fly across the sky for a lucky pair of eyes who happen to look in the right place at the right time. This year though I understand that July 29th those of us in the southern part of the US, we may be able to see the Delta Aquarids. The moon will be mostly full and will probably wash out the sky. The Perseids will be visible after midnight on August 13th (that means stay up late on August 12th or get up early on the 13th), don’t worry, the moon will be slivery that night.
1997- Great Britain turns over rule of Hong Kong to China.
1990- The two Germanys merge.
1971- The 26th Amendment was ratified.
1962- Sandy Koufax, pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers, threw his first (of 3) no-hitter game.
1956- TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 meet in a mid-air collision above the Grand Canyon. 128 were killed.
1936- Margaret Mitchell celebrated the publishing of her life’s work, Gone With The Wind. She began the book while recovering from ‘a series of injuries’ in 1926.
1905- On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies was published by Albert Einstein. 1859- Blondin crossed Niagra Falls on a tightrope.
1864- Yosemite Valley was granted to California by President Lincoln. They are required to use the valley for public use, resort and recreation.
1985- Michael Phelps, phenominal swimmer.
1934- Magician, Harry Blackstone.
1917- Singer, Lena Horne.
1917-Actress, Susan Hayward.