Wednesday, August 1, 2012

This Week In History

August 1st
1619 - First African-Americans land at Jamestown, Virginia

August 2nd
1875 - First roller skating rink opens in London

August 3rd
1882 - Congress passes first law restricting immigration

August 4th
2007 - NASA's Phoenix spaceship is launched

August 5th
1926 - Houdini stays in a coffin under water for one and a half hours before escaping

August 6th
1996 - NASA announces that life may have existed on Mars

August 7th
1909 - United States issues first Lincoln penny