Today is Tuesday, July 28th. It’s Milk Chocolate Day, World Hepatitis Day, World Nature Conservation Day and National Waterpark Day
There are 41 days until Labor Day
Today is the day that…
— in 1868, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward announces the 14th Amendment is ratified by the states; it grants citizenship to ex-slaves
— in 1900, Louis Lassen invents the hamburger
— in 1933, The first singing telegram is sent – to popular crooner Rudy Vallee, on the occasion of his 32nd birthday
— in 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces the end of coffee rationing in the U.S.
— in 1951, Walt Disney’s animated musical film “Alice In Wonderland” is released
— in 1973, Lee Majors married Farrah Fawcett
— also in 1973, The “Summer Jam” concert takes place at Watkins Glen racetrack in New York, outdrawing Woodstock with a crowd of over 600,000. The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, and The Band play to the massive crowd that paid $10 a ticket – if they bought one.
— in 1979, After a show in Cleveland, Joe Perry quits Aerosmith when he gets in screaming match with Steven Tyler. He is replaced by Jim Crespo, but rejoins the band in 1984.
— in 1984, The 23rd modern Olympic Games open in Los Angeles
— in 1987, The Beatles, along with Yoko Ono, sue Nike for using “Revolution” in TV commercials. Nike authorized the song through the group’s US label, Capitol, and Michael Jackson, who owns the publishing.
— in 1989, Cardinals speedster Vince Coleman is caught stealing during a game in Montreal, ending his record streak of successfully stealing at least one base at 50 games
— in 1990, a massive blackout hits Chicago after a fire in a substation transformer. 40,000 customers lost power, and damage from lost business and scattered looting was estimated as high as $10 million.
— in 1991, Montreal Expos pitcher Dennis Martínez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history
— in 1992, Prince trademarks the male/female symbol he has been using on various album covers and promotional materials. He later re-designs the symbol and uses it as his name.
— in 1993, 10,000 Maniacs perform with lead singer Natalie Merchant for the last time at a radio station concert in New York
— in 1994, Major League Baseball players decide to strike on August 12
— in 1998, Monica Lewinsky was given immunity from prosecution in exchange for grand jury testimony in the investigation of her relationship with President Bill Clinton
— in 2000, Kathie Lee Gifford made her final appearance as co-host of “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee”
— in 2004, The Democratic National Convention nominated Massachusetts Senator John Kerry for president
— in 2006, Mel Gibson launched an anti-Semitic tirade as he was arrested in Malibu for driving drunk; Gibson later apologized and was sentenced to probation and alcohol treatment.
— in 2007, Vice President Dick Cheney had surgery to replace an implanted device that was monitoring his heartbeat
— and in 2017, The U.S. Senate vote for “skinny” repeal of Obamacare fails 51-49 when John McCain casts the deciding vote against
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