On July 10…

1890 – Wyoming entered the Union as the 44th state.


1900 – One of the most famous trademarks in the world, ‘His Master’s Voice,’ was registered with the U.S. Patent Office.  The logo of the Victor Talking Machine Company, and later, RCA Victor, shows the dog, Nipper, looking into the horn of a gramophone machine.

1913 – The highest temperature ever recorded in the continental United States was 134 degrees in Death Valley, CA.

1925 – In Dayton, TN, the “Monkey Trial” began with John Thomas Scopes, a high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee state law.

1929 – The U.S. government began issuing paper money in the small size we currently carry.

1949 – The first practical rectangular television picture tube came onto the market.

1962 – The Telstar communications satellite was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, ushering in a new age of communication via telephone and TV.

1985 – The Coca-Cola Company announced that the former (regular) Coke was coming back to share shelf space with the New Coke, after a consumer furor.  The original formula was renamed Coca-Cola Classic.

1991 – After 1,000 years, the Russian people finally elected a president.  Boris Yeltsin took the oath of office this day, after he had resoundingly defeated the Communist Party candidate.

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