1922 U.S. activist Toshi Seeger was born in Munich.
1963 Zip Codes introduced for U.S. Mail.
2001 Phil Lesh Day declared by the City Council in Berkeley, California.
1566 Nostradamus died in Salon-
1698 Thomas Savery patented the first commercially used steam engine in England.
1962 First Wal-
1976 Fall of the Republic of Vietnam.
1890 Idaho admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.
2012 Andy Griffith died in Manteo, North Carolina at age 86.
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1776 U.S. Declaration of Independence.
1940 Helga Elizabeth Stürmer Wilson was born in Timișoara, Transylvania, Romania.
1995 Robert Norman “Bob” Ross, American painter, art instructor, and television host, died in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
2014 Daniel Nelson James suffered a stroke at his home in Cottonwood, California.
1810 Promoter and showman P. T. Barnum was born in Bethel, Connecticut.
1934 “Bloody Thursday,” San Francisco police fired on striking longshoremen.
2015 Surviving members of the Grateful Dead play final farewell concert in Chicago.
1957 First meeting of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
2014 The Great American Wiknic, annual wiki-
1846 The United States annexed California.
1887 Marc Chagall was born.
1940 Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) was born in Liverpool, England.
1970 Beck was born in Los Angeles.
2011 Space Shuttle Atlantis began the final mission of U.S. Space Shuttle program.
1979 Voyager 2 passed Jupiter.
1981 Donkey Kong video game was released by Nintendo.
1995 The Grateful Dead’s last concert in Chicago.
1871 Marcel Proust was born near Paris.
1905 Mildred Wirt Benson was born in Ladora, Iowa.
1934 Jerry Nelson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
1947 Arlo Guthrie was born in Coney Island, New York.
1989 Mel Blanc died in Los Angeles at age 81.
1991 Boris Yeltsin took office as Russia’s first ever popularly elected leader.
1405 Ming admiral Zheng He set sail on his first voyage to explore the world.
1576 Martin Frobisher sighted Greenland.
1804 Alexander Hamilton was mortally wounded in a duel with Aaron Burr.
1922 The Hollywood Bowl opened.
1730 Josiah Wedgwood was born in England.
1817 Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts.
1884 Amedeo Modigliani was born in Livorno, Italy.
1908 Comedian Milton Berle was born in New York City.
1527 Dr. John Dee was born in London.
1923 The Hollywood Sign officially dedicated.
1999 KPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley, airwaves seized by Pacifica Foundation, staff locked out.
1789 Bastille Day; the French Revolution began.
1791 The Birmingham Riots occurred.
1912 Woody Guthrie was born in Okemah, Oklahoma.
1913 Gerald R. Ford (Leslie Lynch King, Jr.), 38th U.S. President, was born in Omaha, Nebraska.
2014 Daniel Nelson James died in Redding, California at age 55.
1381 John Ball, leader in the Peasants’ Revolt, was hanged, drawn and quartered in the presence of King Richard II of England.
1994 Microsoft Corp. promised the U.S. Justice Dept. it would end predatory practices it used to corner the software market.
1769 Mission San Diego de Alcalá, California first mission, founded by Juniperro Serra.
1821 Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Science founder, was born in Bow, New Hampshire.
1941 Joe DiMaggio hit safely for his 56th consecutive Major League Baseball game.
1945 The experimental atomic bomb “Little Boy” was set off at 5:30 a.m. in the New Mexican desert.
1951 The Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger was published.
1990 Ukrainian SSR declared sovereignty.
1899 Actor James Cagney was born in New York City.
1918 Russian Czar Nicolas II and his family were murdered by Bolsheviks.
2001 Katharine Graham, The Washington Post publisher, died in Boise, Idaho at age 84.
64 Nero fiddled while Rome burned.
1918 Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo, Cape Province, South Africa.
1921 John Glenn was born in Cambridge, Ohio.
1929 Screamin’ Jay Hawkins was born in Cleveland.
1937 Writer Hunter S. Thompson was born in Louisville, Kentucky.
2001 Singer and social activist Mimi Baez Fariña died in Mill Valley, California at age 56.
1848 A women’s rights convention was held at Seneca Falls, New York.
1922 George McGovern was born in Avon, South Dakota.
1948 Keith Godchaux was born in Seattle.
2012 Tom Davis died in Hudson, New York at age 59.
1715 The Riot Act took effect in England.
1937 Guglielmo Marconi died in Rome at age 63.
1947 Carlos Santana was born in Mexico.
1969 Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon.
2012 Simon Ward died in London at age 70.
1796 Robert Burns died in Dumfries, Scotland at age 37.
1816 Paul Julius Reuter, founder of the British news agency bearing his name, was born in Hesse, Germany.
1899 Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois.
1899 Hart Crane was born in Garrettsville, Ohio.
1911 Marshall McLuhan was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
2012 Alexander Cockburn died in Germany at age 71.
1916 A bomb exploded on Market Street, San Francisco, during a Preparedness Day parade, killing 10 and injuring 40.
1940 Alex Trebek was born Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
1965 Daniel Patrick Wilson was born in Walnut Creek, California.
2015 Daniel Patrick Wilson’s 50th birthday.
2015 Don Joyce died.
1926 Fox Film bought Movietone sound patents for recording sound onto film.
1957 Film director Theo van Gogh was born in The Hague, Netherlands.
1961 Actor Woody Harrelson was born in Midland, Texas.
1967 Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in Fairport, New York.
1973 Monica Lewinsky was born in San Francisco.
1973 Robert Anton Wilson allegedly contacted by beings from the dog star Sirius.
1980 Keith Godchaux died in Marin County, California at age 32.
2001 Writer and photographer Eudora Welty died in Jackson, Mississippi at age 92.
2012 Sally Ride died in La Jolla, California at age 61.
1847 Brigham Young and followers arrived at Salt Lake, Utah.
1895 Robert Graves was born in England.
1897 Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas.
1901 O. Henry was released from prison in Columbus, Ohio.
1983 George Brett’s game-
2005 Lance Armstrong won his seventh consecutive Tour de France.
1934 Warren Hellman was born in New York City.
1965 Bob Dylan went electric at the Newport Folk Fest.
1978 Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube baby” was born in Oldham, England.
1579 Francis Drake left San Francisco on a voyage across the Pacific Ocean.
1875 Carl Jung was born in Switzerland.
1943 Mick Jagger was born in England.
1990 Brent Mydland died in Lafayette, California.
1929 The Geneva Convention was signed.
1977 The Grateful Dead’s Terrapin Station album was released.
2003 Bob Hope died in Los Angeles at age 100.
1866 Beatrix Potter was born in London.
1973 Estimated 600,000 rock fans attend Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, New York, featuring The Allman Brothers Band, The Band, and the Grateful Dead.
1890 Vincent van Gogh died in Auvers-
1957 International Atomic Energy Agency established.
2005 Astronomers announced discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.
1818 Emily Brontë was born in England.
1918 American poet Alfred Joyce Kilmer died near Seringes-
1932 Premiere of Walt Disney’s Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first to win the Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons.
1703 In London, Daniel Defoe was placed in a pillory for seditious libel, after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but by the gathered crowd was pelted with flowers.
1790 The U.S. Patent Office first opened its doors.
1961 At Fenway Park in Boston, the first All-
1965 J. K. Rowling was born.
2001 Author Poul Anderson died in Orinda, California at age 74.
2012 Gore Vidal died.