Friday, June 29, 2018

On This Day in History

June 29, 2018

 Historical Events

1613  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England, burns down during a performance of "Henry VIII"
1888  First (known) recording of classical music made, Handel's Israel in Egypt on wax cylinder
1900  The Imperial Chinese Court issues what is essentially a declaration of war against the foreigners in China and blames hostilities on them, giving license to Boxers for even greater ferocity
1949  South Africa begins implementing apartheid; no mixed marriages
1964  Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in the US Senate
1966  Vietnam War: US planes bomb the North Vietnamese capital Hanoi and the port city of Haiphong for the first time
1994  US reopens Guantanamo Naval Base to process refugees
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