Add Your Piece of History… 29th June

29 Jun
  • On this day in 2007.  The first Apple iPhones went on sale in stores for the first time as people lined up and waited outside shops for days. The long anticipated phone featured a touch-screen with no keyboard, wi-fi access, a camera, and the ability to browse the web.

 

  • On this day in 1613.  London’s Globe Theatre burned down during a performance of Shakespeare’s Henry VIII.  The Globe Theatre was built in 1599 in Southwark on the south bank of the Thames.  It is where most of William Shakespeare’s plays were first presented.  The Globe burned down when a cannon shot during the first performance Shakespeare’s “Henry VIII” ignited the thatched roof of the gallery.

 

  • On this day in 1995.  For the first time, a U.S. space shuttle (“Atlantis”) linked up with a Russian space station (“Mir”). They remained docked until July 4. The joined craft were visible from earth as a fast-moving, shiny, star and carried a record 10 people (6 Americans and 4 Russians). 

 

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or general history).

 

English: Globe Theatre, London, Great Britain ...

Globe Theatre, London, Great Britain – in London, Southwark, at the Thames.(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Space Shuttle Atlantis docked to Mir on STS-71

Space Shuttle Atlantis docked to Mir on STS-71 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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