On this day in history

1721 – Sir Robert Walpole enters office as the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom under King George I.

1818 – The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and        white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).

1850 – Los Angeles, California is incorporated as a city.

1887Argonia, Kansas elects Susanna M. Salter as the first female mayor in the United States. 150px-peace_symbol_svg.png

1949 – Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

1958 – The CND Peace Symbol displayed in public for the first time in London.

1964The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.

1968Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

1969 – Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart.

1973 – The World Trade Center in New York is officially dedicated.

1975Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

1994Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark found Netscape Communications Corporation under the name “Mosaic Communications Corporation”.

  2007 – 15 British Royal Navy personnel held in Iran are released by the Iranian President. (wikipedia)

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About robertstevenson

Dr. Robert Stevenson is a Professor of Journalism and Director of Student Publications for the Department of Mass Communications and Theater at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. He received the Distinguished Faculty of the Year award for 2007-'08, and the Lander University Young Faculty Scholar Award in 2005-06. Stevenson also serves as chair of the Lander University American Democracy Project. First and Formost I am a dad of two wonderful boys.
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