Frozen in Time
A look back at the week that was…
By P.M. Fadden
Monday, July 23rd – Alaska Proud: U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt issued a Proclamation establishing the Chugach National Forest, 1907.
Tuesday, July 24th – The Kellogg–Briand Pact, which renounces war as an instrument of foreign policy, goes into effect in 1929. The Pact, otherwise known as General Treaty for Renunciation of War as an Instrument of National Policy, was signed by Germany, France, and the United States, promising war not be used to resolve “disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be.”
Wednesday, July 25th – The first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, is born in Oldham, England, 1978.
Thursday, July 26th – Liberia becomes the first African colony to become an independent state, 1847.
Friday, July 27th – The largest air show disaster in history occurs when a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine, killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others, 2002.
Saturday, July 28th – A B-25 bomber crashes into the Empire State Building in New York City, killing 13 people, 1945.
Sunday, July 29th – Dictator of Italy, Benito Mussolini is born, 1883.
These dates in history are happily brought to you by the Glacier City Gazette in the hopes that the current week is just as noteworthy. Cheers.