Tuesday, June 29, 2021

History for June 29

History for June 29 - On-This-Day.com
Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1900
  • 1767 - The British Parliament approved the Townshend Revenue Acts. The acts imposed import duties on glass, lead, paint, paper and tea shipped to America.
  • 1860 - The first iron-pile lighthouse was completed at Minot’s Ledge, MA.
  • 1888 - Professor Frederick Treves performed the first appendectomy in England.
  • 1926 - Fascists in Rome added an hour to the work day in an economic efficiency measure.
  • 1953 - The Federal Highway Act authorized the construction of 42,500 miles of freeway from coast to coast.
  • 1972 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty could constitute "cruel and unusual punishment." The ruling prompted states to revise their capital punishment laws.
  • 1995 - The shuttle Atlantis and the Russian space station Mir docked, forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.
  • 2007 - The first generation Apple iPhone went on sale.

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