Washington state license plates prices increase July 1

Posted: June 28, 2022 3:20 PM by Associated Press Washington state license plates prices increase July 1 – KXLY SEATTLE (AP) — Motorists will pay more for a Washington license plate starting July 1. It’s likely to be the most noticeable change as parts of a $17 billion bill to pay for transportation projects in the stateContinue reading “Washington state license plates prices increase July 1”

Aaron Burr slays Alexander Hamilton in Duel

On July 11, 1804, in one of the most famous duels in American history, Vice President Aaron Burr fatally shoots his long-time political antagonist Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton, a leading Federalist and the chief architect of America’s political economy, died the following day. Alexander Hamilton, born on the Caribbean island of Nevis, came to the American colonies in 1773 asContinue reading “Aaron Burr slays Alexander Hamilton in Duel”

Building of the Hoover Dam begins

On July 7, 1930, construction of the Hoover Dam begins. Over the next five years, a total of 21,000 men would work ceaselessly to produce what would be the largest dam of its time, as well as one of the largest manmade structures in the world. Although the dam would take only five years to build, itsContinue reading “Building of the Hoover Dam begins”

Several new laws take effect in Washington on July 1. Here’s what you need to know

by Erin Robinson with KXLY.comSeveral new laws take effect in Washington on July 1. Here’s what you need to know – KXLY OLYMPIA, Wash. – Several laws – including bans on high-capacity ammunition magazines, ghost guns and the cash sale of catalytic converters – will go into effect in Washington on Friday.  Here is whatContinue reading “Several new laws take effect in Washington on July 1. Here’s what you need to know”

4th of July/Independence Day

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adoptedContinue reading “4th of July/Independence Day”

1972 U.S. space shuttle docks with Russian Space Station

On June 29, 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir to form the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth. This historic moment of cooperation between former rival space programs was also the 100th human space mission in American history. At the time, Daniel Goldin, chief of the National Aeronautics and SpaceContinue reading “1972 U.S. space shuttle docks with Russian Space Station”

Crime: A teenage girl’s boyfriend murders her parents

June 28, 1975 Police are called to the home of Jim and Naomi Olive in Terra Linda, California, after Jim Olive’s business partner reports that the couple has not been seen in a week. The house in disarray, officers found no sign of either the Olives or their adopted teenage daughter Marlene. However, Marlene turned upContinue reading “Crime: A teenage girl’s boyfriend murders her parents”

Treaty of Versailles

The treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919. The peace treaty to formally end the war between Germany and the Allies was signed in the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles on the outskirts of Paris in 1919. Treaty negotiations were dominated by the ‘big four’ French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau, Italian PrimeContinue reading “Treaty of Versailles”

First Birth Control Pill Available For Purchase

Carl Djerassi Profession: Chemist Nationality:  Biography: Carl Djerassi was a scientist, chemist and author, born in Austria, setting in the US in 1939, to escape Nazi persecution in Europe. Djerassi is most famous for creating the first synthesis of an oral contraceptive pill in 1951, while working for Syntex. A discovery that was to have widespread socialContinue reading “First Birth Control Pill Available For Purchase”