Jul 1, 2017
July 1. In 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg began. In 1874, the first American zoo opened in Philadelphia (“Zookeeper’s Wife” is excellent, by the way. Saw last night.). In 1881, the first international telephone call was made between New Brunswick, Canada, and Maine. In 1909, Thomas Edison began manufacturing “A” alkaline storage batteries. In 1941, Bulova Watch Company sponsored the first TV commercial. In 1946, the US exploded a 20-kiloton atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll. In 1963, zip codes (Zoning Improvement Plan) were introduced. In 1979, Sony introduced the Walkman. Happy Birthday, George Sand (Amandine Aurore Lucile Dudevant), Estee Lauder, Twyla Tharp, Debby Harry, Missy Elliott. Mission: Hello? Ban the bomb.