History of All Kinds


June 25 1929
US President Herbert Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
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From Wikipedia, some historians argue that Santa Anna may have calculated it was better to yield territory by treaty and receive payment rather than have the territory simply seized by the United States.

You could say "it was an offer they couldn't refuse"
They make a good point. The stronger party will get their will one way or another. At least this way, they got paid!

Something I hadn't considered. Thanks for the insight, Louis
 
30th June 1937
The world's first emergency telephone number, 999, was introduced in London. 999 was chosen because it could be dialled on the old rotary dial telephones by placing a finger against the dial stop and rotating the dial to the full extent three times, even in the dark or in dense smoke. This enabled all users, including the visually impaired, to easily dial the emergency number.
 
3rd July 1940
World War II:
British warships attacked three battleships of the French fleet - Dunkerque, Provence and Bretagne.
Fearing that the French ships would fall into Nazi hands, the British Force attempted to coerce the French battleship squadron to join the British cause, surrender their ships in British ports or scuttle their ships. The French Navy refused, as complying with the demand would have violated the Armistice signed with Germany. The British warships opened fire and 1200 French sailors perished, 977 on the Bretagne alone.
 
4th July 1903
Dorothy Levitt became the first English woman in the world to compete in a 'motor-race'. She was the most successful female competitor in Great Britain, also a victorious speedboat driver, holder of the Water Speed record and holder of the Ladies World Land speed record. She even instructed Queen Alexandra and the Royal Princesses on how to drive
 
History Repeating Itself!

5th July 1945
Churchill lost the General Election after leading Britain throughout World War II. Attlee’s Labour Party won 393 seats to the Tories’ 213.
 
On July 5, 1776, The Declaration of Independence was printed and distributed to the public.
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It was officially adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776

The actual signing of the document primarily took place on August 2, 1776
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9th July 1917

The loss, at Scapa Flow, of the British battleship Vanguard.
It was one of the most tragic accidents in the history of the Royal Navy and was caused by an internal explosion of cordite. All but two of the 845 men on board at the time were killed. The bodies that could be recovered now lie in Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Hoy and the wreck itself is afforded statutory protection as a designated war grave under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986.
 
A photograph of HM King George VI, Queen Elizabeth I, and Winston Churchill talking to workers clearing debris after a German air raid.
Queen Elizabeth I???
Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603)[a] was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death in 1603.

Queen Elizabeth, King George VIs wife did not have a number. (I am sure you know.)
When Queen Elizabeth II became queen in 1952, Queen Elizabeth was known (unofficially) as Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
 
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Queen Elizabeth I???
Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603)[a] was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death in 1603.

Queen Elizabeth, King George VIs wife did not have a number. (I am sure you know.)
When Queen Elizabeth II became queen in 1952, Queen Elizabeth was known (unofficially) as Queen Elizabeth the Queen's Mother.
I know that you know that, but our American cousins may not, hence me referencing Queen Elizabeth as Queen Elizabeth the first.
 



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