Today in History

Content by F T.Bear

Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today in history is a place for you early risers to exercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please, by all means, bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.

The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.

From the life and death of Plato through to the latest most recent history as it happens, we intend on bringing you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

July 9

1986:  The Homosexual Law Reform Bill is passed by the New Zealand
parliament. Fran Wildes’,( Wellington Central) bill was read a third
time and passed with a vote of 49 to 44.

1877:  The All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club began its first
lawn tennis tournament at Wimbledon, an outer suburb of London. 21
amateurs showed up for the only event, the Gentleman’s Singles, for a
purse of 25 guineas.

1900:  The Commonwealth of Australia is established by an act of the
British Parliament, uniting the separate colonies under a federal

1357:  Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor assists laying the foundation
stone of Charles Bridge in Prague. The “Stone Bridge as it was
originally known is 515.8 meters long, and 9.5 meters wide.