Historical Events for 4th July 2019

1774 – Orangetown Resolutions adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament’s Coercive Acts
1829 – The first London bus “omnibus”, operated by George Shillibeer, begins service between Marylebone Road and Bank Junction
1838 – Huskar Colliery Mining Disaster in Silkstone England: mining pit floods drown 26 children, leads to 1842 ‘Mines and Collieries Act’ bans women and children working underground
1838 – Iowa Territory is organised from Wisconsin Territory, lasting until 1846
1845 – Texas Congress votes for annexation to US
1914 – Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Dorothea Chambers wins her 7th and last Wimbledon singles title beating Ethel Larcombe 7-5, 6-4
1944 – Allied assault on Carpiquet airport at Caen
1946 – Philippines gains independence from US
1987 – Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Martina Navratilova earns 8th Wimbledon singles title with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Steffi Graf
2015 – Chile wins football’s Copa América for the first time beating Argentina 4-1 on penalties, 0-0 a.e.t. in Santiago

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