This Day In History
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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in 1913

Phi Sigma Sigma is...
Phi Sigma Sigma is founded at Hunter College in New York City. Phi Sigma Sigma colloquially known as "Phi Sig," was the first collegiate nonsectarian fraternity, welcoming women of all faiths and backgrounds. Founded by 10 women on November 26, 1913, Phi Sigma Sigma is now an international sorority with 60,000 initiated members, 115 collegiate chapters and more than 100 alumnae chapters, clubs and associations across the United States and Canada. The ten young women who founded Phi Sigma Sigma are: Lillian Gordon Alpern, Josephine Ellison Breakstone, Fay Chertkoff, Estelle Melnick Cole, Jeanette Lipka Furst, Ethel Gordon Kraus, Shirley Cohen Laufer, Claire Wunder McArdle, Rose Sher Seidman, and Gwen Zaliels Snyder
Phi Sigma Sigma, New York City

in 1922

«Toll of the Sea»...
«Toll of the Sea» debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor (The Gulf Between is the first film to do so but it is not widely distributed). The «Toll of the Sea» (1922) is an American drama film, directed by Chester M. Franklin, produced by the Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation, released by Metro Pictures, and featuring Anna May Wong in her first leading role.
film, color, Toll of the Sea, Technicolor

in 1965

In the Hammaguir launch...
In the Hammaguir launch facility in the Sahara Desert, France launches a Diamant-A rocket with its first satellite, «Asterix-1» on board, becoming the third country to enter outer space. With Astérix, France became the sixth country to have an artificial satellite in orbit, behind the USSR (Sputnik 1, 1957), the USA (Explorer 1, 1958), the United Kingdom (Ariel 1, 1962), Canada (Alouette 1, 1962) and Italy (San Marco 1, 1964) but the third to launch the satellite there on its own (the UK, Canada and Italy's satellites were launched on American rockets).
Asterix-1, France, satellite, space





Births

in 1607
John Harvard

John Harvard was an English minister in America whose deathbed[citation needed] bequest to the Massachusetts Bay Colony's fledgling New College was so gratefully received that the school was renamed Harvard College in his honor.
in 1894
Norbert Wiener

Norbert Wiener was an American mathematician. He was Professor of Mathematics at MIT. A famous child prodigy, Wiener later became an early researcher in stochastic and noise processes, contributing work relevant to electronic engineering, electronic communication, and control systems. Wiener is regarded as the originator of cybernetics, a formalization of the notion of feedback, with many implications for engineering, systems control, computer science, biology, philosophy, and the organization of society.
in 1939
Tina Turner

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) is an American singer and actress whose career has spanned more than 50 years. She has won numerous awards and her achievements in the rock music genre has led many to call her the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll".

Deaths

in 1855
Adam Mickiewicz

Adam Bernard Mickiewicz was a Polish (Polish-Lithuanian) poet, publisher and political writer of the Romantic period.
in 1896
Coventry Patmore

Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore was an English poet and critic best known for The Angel in the House, his narrative poem about an ideal happy marriage.
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