Did You Know? Countdown to July 2009 (06/29)


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of July

June 29 : 02 days to July

Did you know that on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved?

Also on July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart (born July 24) and her airplane were lost in Pacific Ocean. Other famous historical events in July include Astronaut Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969; the invention of the ice cream cone during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis on July 23, 1904; and the first telephone conversation, which occurred between New York and San Francisco on July 29, 1914.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the month of July! So stop by again tomorrow.

Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net, Holidaypedia: July

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