“In this month of July, eschew all wanton bed-sports, and of all things forbear Lettuce.”
Markham, The English Husbandman. 1635
1908 – SOS is adopted as the international distress signal.
1916 – The Battle Of The Somme began. In just this one day, British casualties alone stood at 57,470 [19,240 dead] – “an army two years in the making destroyed in ten minutes.”
1925 – Death of Erik Satie, French composer
1945 – Birth of Debbie Harry (Blondie)
1972 – The first Gay Pride march in England takes place.
1979 – Sony introduces the Walkman.
1995 – Death of Wolfman Jack, American radio personality