Monday, July 08, 2024

History for July 8

History for July 8 - 
John D. Rockefeller 1839
  • 1099 - Christian soldiers on the First Crusade march around Jerusalem.
  • 1608 - The first French settlement at Quebec was established by Samuel de Champlain.
  • 1776 - Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the U.S. Declaration of Independence to a crowd at Independence Square in Philadelphia.
  • 1865 - C.E. Barnes patented the machine gun.
  • 1879 - The first ship to use electric lights departed from San Francisco, CA.
  • 1881 - Edward Berner, druggist in Two Rivers, WI, poured chocolate syrup on ice cream in a dish. To this time chocolate syrup had only been used for making ice-cream sodas.

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