The Only Things That Happened On This Day In History

bikini atoll
1863 The Civil War Battle of Gettysburg began.

1867 Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain.

1946 The United States exploded a 20-kiloton atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

1966 The Medicare federal insurance program went into effect.

1984 The Motion Picture Association of America established the “PG-13” rating.

1997 Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule after 156 years as a British colony.


~ by thehalobender on July 1, 2009.

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