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July 05, 2007

Today in History: July 5th

The following information is from: This Day in History: History.com

1865: Conspirators court-martialed for plotting to kill Lincoln, Grant and Andrew Johnson
On this day in 1865, President Andrew Johnson signs an executive order that confirms the military conviction of a group of people who had conspired to kill the late President Abraham Lincoln, then commander in chief of the U.S. Army. With his signature, Johnson ordered four of the guilty to be executed. Read the complete article.

Conspirators court-martialed for plotting to kill Lincoln, Grant and Andrew Johnson. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 08:01, Jul 5, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=772.

1916: Children banned from theaters

On this day in 1916, children under 16 are banned from New York City theaters due to an outbreak of polio. Some 200 theaters shut down throughout the summer. In 1919, a similar incident took place when the worldwide flu epidemic results in the closure of many theaters and the temporary halt of new film releases.

Children banned from theaters. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 08:04, Jul 5, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=3426.

1946: Bikini introduced
On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian showgirl Micheline Bernardini modeled the new fashion, which Reard dubbed "bikini," inspired by a news-making U.S. atomic test that took place off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that week. Read the complete article.

Bikini introduced. (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 08:35, Jul 5, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=6949.

1954: Elvis records "That's All Right, Mama"

On this day in 1954, Elvis Presley records "That's All Right, Mama," which became a local hit. Presley had caught the interest of recording executive Sam Phillips when he cut a record for his mother's birthday in 1953. Phillips later asked him to record a few songs. Phillips was unimpressed with the session--which took place on July 5, 1954--until Presley and a friend started playing rhythm and blues between takes. Impressed with an improvised version of Arthur Crudup's "That's All Right, Mama," Phillips asked Presley to record the song, and two days later it became a sensation on a Memphis radio station. This recording is considered by many as the official "birth of rock and roll."

Elvis records "That's All Right, Mama". (2007). The History Channel website. Retrieved 09:17, Jul 5, 2007, from http://www.history.com/tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=3427.

1996: First successful cloning of a mammal

On this day in 1996, Dolly the sheep--the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell--is born at the Roslin Institute in Scotland. Originally code-named "6LL3," the clo ... Watch the video clip.

1996 - First Cloned Mammal Born

On July 5, 1996, researches in Scotland create the lamb "Dolly" from the DNA of an adult sheep. ... Watch the video clip.

Posted by d-nadler at July 5, 2007 06:35 PM