Jul 29, 2017
July 29. In 587 BC, the Neo-Babylonians sacked Jerusalem and destroyed the First Temple. In 1773, the first schoolhouse west of the Allegheny Mountains was built in Ohio. In 1874, lawn tennis was patented. In 1914, the first cross-country phone call was made between San Francisco and New York. In 1966, Bob Dylan was seriously injured when he crashed his motorcycle. In 2005, Xena, a planet larger than Pluto, was discovered orbiting the sun. Happy Birthday, Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil (“The Redemptress,” who freed all Brazilian slaves in 1888), Clara Bow, Theda Bara, Dag Hammarskjold, Stanley Kunitz, Melvin Belli. It’s International Tiger Day. Mission: Move quietly and with utter grace.