Today In History
Here are some interesting facts ih history happened on 13 July.
- James Bradley 3rd Astronomer Royal dies.
- Congress establishes NW Territory.
- Ord of 1787-a territory can become 3 to 5 states at 60 000 pop
- US forces shell and burn San Juan del Norte Nicaragua
- Horace Greeley advises his readers to "Go west"
- SF Ferry Building at foot of Market Street opens
- 1st lighter-than-air transatlantic flight completed.
- Babe Ruth hits #700 against Detroit
- Yankees host 29th All Star game AL lost 6-0
- Bobby Murcer's 3 homers accounted for all RBIs beating KC 5-0
- NYC experiences a 25 hr black-out
- Sergei Bubka of USSR pole vaults a record 5.89 m.
- Yankees retire Roger Maris (#9) & Elston Howard (#32) uniforms