Thursday, June 20, 2024

Once Upon A Time – June 7 – 1975 – Sony Introduces Betamax Videocassette Recorder For Sale To Public

1494 Treaty of Tordesillas: Spain and Portugal divide the new world along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde islands, off the west coast of Africa

1628 English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights

1654 Louis XIV crowned King of France

1753 British Museum founded by an Act of Parliament with royal assent from King George II (opens in 1759)

1929 Vatican City becomes a sovereign state

1965 The Supreme Court of the United States decides on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples

Historical Events Today Events in 2023

Today in Film & TV

1975 Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public

Today in Music

1972 Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s musical “Grease” starring Barry Bostwick, Carole Demas, and Adrienne Barbeau, opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 3,388 performances

Today in Sport

1906 Chicago Cubs score 11 runs in 1st inning of 19-0 drubbing of New York Giants off future Baseball Hall of Famers Christy Mathewson and Joe McGinnity; worst beating in Giants franchise history

1986 French Open Women’s Tennis: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 for her 18th and final Grand Slam title and record 7th French singles crown

1798 Thomas Malthus publishes the first edition of his influential ‘Essay on the Principle of Population’ (date of the unsigned preface)

2017 Police warn bald men against attacks in Mozambique after 5 men murdered for the gold believed in their heads

Famous Weddings

421 Aelia Eudocia Athenais of Athens marries Eastern Roman Emperor Theodosius II

1601 Louis Gunther of Nassau weds countess Anna Margaretha of Manderscheid

1925 Three Stooges leader Moe Howard (28) weds Helen Schonberger

An iconic piece of Olde England was just what an American oil tycoon wanted for his new township in the Arizona desert. Did he get what he was after? – June 7, 1761

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