TODAY IN HISTORY
On July 16, 1945, the United States exploded its first experimental atomic bomb in the desert of Alamogordo, New Mexico.
In 1951, the novel “The Catcher in the Rye” by
J.D. Salinger was first published.
In 1964, as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination in San Francisco, Barry M. Goldwater declared that “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice” and that “moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”
In 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on
the first manned mission to the surface of the moon.
In 2004, Martha Stewart was sentenced to five months in prison and five months of home confinement by a federal judge in New York for lying about a stock sale.
In 2017, British actor Jodie Whittaker was announced as the next star of “Doctor Who.”