On July 8, 1776, Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.
In 1853, an expedition arrived in Yedo Bay, Japan, on a mission to seek diplomatic and trade relations with the Japanese.
In 1889, The Wall Street Journal was first published.
In 1911, cowgirl “Two-Gun Nan” Aspinwall became the first woman to make a solo trip by horse across the United States, arriving in New York 10 months after departing San Francisco.In
1989, Carlos Saul Menem was inaugurated as president of Argentina in the country’s first transfer of power from one elected civilian leader to another in six decades.
In 2000, Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 7-6 (3) for her first Grand Slam title, becoming the first Black female champion at Wimbledon since 1958.