Today In History

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            Here is what happened on Friday - July 29th...
            It is day 211 of the year 2016, and there are 155 days left...

      Famous People Born On This Day In History...

            1869,Booth Tarkington, novelist.
     Today, this person is/would be 147 years old.
            1871,Rasputin, the mad Russian monk.
     Today, this person is/would be 145 years old.
            1905,Clara Bow
     Today, this person is/would be 111 years old.
            1905,Thelma Todd
     Today, this person is/would be 111 years old.
            1907,Melvin Belli, San Francisco's "King of Torts."
     Today, this person is/would be 109 years old.

      Events On This Day In History...

            1835,First sugar plantation in Hawaii begun.
            1858,First commercial treaty between US and Japan is signed.
            1914,First transcontinental phone link made. It's between NYC and San Francisco.
            1920,First transcontinental airmail flight from New York to San Francisco.
            1926,Don Juan opens with the most kisses, 127 in a single movie.
            1958,Southern Pacific Bay Ferries stop running.
            1981,The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.
            1996,Carl Lewis wins his 9th Gold Medal in the 1996 Olympics.

      And Don't Forget...

            The start of the Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California.


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