Jul 6, 2019

Saturday Morning Post.

Saturday Morning Post.

July 6. In 1358, Pope Clement VI issued a papal decree protecting the Jews accused of having caused the Black Death. In 1858, Lyman Blake patented the shoe manufacturing machine. In 1885, Louis Pasteur successfully tested an anti-rabies vaccine. In 1917, Lawrence of Arabia (TE Lawrence), Auda ibu Tayi and their troops captured Aqaba from the Ottoman Empire. In 1919, the first Atlantic Ocean crossing was made by a blimp. In 1928, the first all-talking movie premiered ("The Lights of New York"). In 1942, the Franks went into hiding in Amsterdam. In 1944, Jackie Robinson refused to move to the back of a bus, leading to a court-martial. In 1947, the AK-47 went into production. In 1957, Althea Gibson became the first Black athlete to win Wimbledon. On the same day, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met. In 1981, Isabel Peron was freed. In 1983, the Supreme Court ruled retirement plans could not pay women smaller monthly payments because of their gender.  In 2003, the Yevpatoria Planetary Radar sent messages to five stars, scheduled to arrive in 2036, 2040, 2044 and 2049. Happy Birthday, Sophie Adlersparre, Frida Kahlo, Molly Yard, Mary Peters, the Dalai Lama. It's National Fried Chicken Day.  Mission: Talk to the stars. (PS Stop blaming the Jews.)

 

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