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On July fifth, 1947, Larry
signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians,
becoming the first black player in the American
In 1801, American naval hero David
G. Farragut was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.
In 1811, Venezuela
became the first South American country to
declare independence from Spain.
In 1830, the
French occupied the North African city of
In 1865, William
Booth founded the Salvation Army in London.
In 1940, during
World War Two, Britain and the Vichy government
in France broke diplomatic relations.
In 1946, the
bikini made its debut during an outdoor fashion
show at the Molitor Pool in Paris.
In 1948, Britain's
National Health Service Act went into effect,
providing government-financed medical and dental
In 1950, Private
Kenneth Shadrick of Skin Fork, West Virginia,
became the first US serviceman to die in the
In 1975, Arthur
Ashe became the first black man to win a
Wimbledon singles title as he defeated Jimmy
In 1975, the Cape
Verde Islands officially became independent after
500 years of Portuguese rule.
Ten years ago:
NATO leaders opened a two-day meeting in London
to revise the alliance's strategy in light of
easing East-West tensions in Europe and the
unraveling of the Warsaw Pact.
Five years ago:
More than 100 Grateful Dead fans were injured
when a deck on which they were gathered collapsed
at a campground near Wentzville, Missouri.
One year ago:
President Clinton began a four-day, cross-country
tour to promote a plan for drawing jobs and
investment to areas that had not shared in the
prosperity of the 1990's.
fashionable are beyond fashion."
Cecil Beaton, English fashion photographer and
costume designer (1904-1980).