History: What Happened Today?
- In 1776, the Virginia State Constitution was adopted, and Patrick Henry was the First Governor. Also, the Mission Dolores was founded near San Francisco Bay.
- In 1927, the first flight from the West Coast arrives in Hawaii.
- In 1939, the Dixie Clipper completes first commercial plane flight to Europe
- In 1950, the United States beats England 1-0 in a World Cup soccer game. (Their next win in was to be in 1994.)
- In 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir to form the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.
- In 2007, Apple's iPhones went on sale for the first time!
- Famous Birthdays: Antoine Saint-Exupery (writer), Fred Grandy (actor and US Congressman), Dan Dierdorf (football player,
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