History: What Happened Today?
- In 1816, Argentina declares its independence from Spain.
- In 1850, the 12th President, Zachary Taylor died in office. He only served 16 months in office.
- In 1877, the first Wimbledon tennis tourment begins. It is still the only major tennis event still played on grass.
- In 1891, the first woman, Irene Colt, was admitted to Yale University.
- In 1995, The Grateful Dead played their last concert in Chicago, Illinois at Soldier Field.
- Famous Birthdays: Tom Hanks (actor), Dean Koontz (author), Fred Savage (actor), Bon Scott (rocker - AC/DC), Elias Howe (inventor), John Paul Getty (businessman), David Hockney (artist)
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