History today


> 1688 – The Immortal Seven issue the Invitation to William, which would culminate in the Glorious Revolution.
> 1886 – The first transcontinental train trip across Canada departs from Montreal, Quebec. It arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4.
> 1905 – Albert Einstein sends the article On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies, in which he introduces special relativity, for publication in Annalen der Physik.
> 1906 – The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act.
> 1937 – The world’s first emergency telephone number, 999, is introduced in London.
> 1953 – The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
> 1966 – The National Organization for Women, the United States’ largest feminist organization, is founded.
> 1990 – East Germany and West Germany merge their economies.
> 1997 – The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to China.
> 2009 – Yemenia Flight 626, an Airbus A310-300, crashes into the Indian Ocean near Comoros, killing 152 of the 153 people on board. A 14-year-old girl named Bahia Bakari survives the crash.