On 8th of August 1786 the US Congress unanimously chose the dollar as the unit of currency for the United States.
On 1st of August 2016 there was reported an outbreak of anthrax in Siberia. One person died directly as a result and 2,300 reindeer were killed.
On the 25th of July 1909 Louis Bleriot successfully flew his airplane across the English Channel.
On 18th of July 1892, Ukrainian bacteriologist Waldemar Huffkine risked his life by testing his own vaccine against cholera on himself.
On the 11th of July 1877, Kate Edger graduated with a BA in Latin and Mathematics from the University of New Zealand.
On 4th of July 1785, Scottish geologist James Hutton presented his paper on uniformitarianism at a meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
On 27th of June 1890, George Dixon defeated Edwin ‘Nunc’ Wallace , and became the world’s first black boxing world champion.
On 20th of June 1949 , female tennis player Gussie Moran caused quite a stooshie when she appeared in a short outfit to play championship tennis at Wimbledon.
It was won in 48hours 48 minutes by Emile Levassor in a Panhard-Levassor 1205cc model.
On the 5th of June 1916 HMS Hampshire sank off the West coast of Mainland Orkney a tragedy that saw the loss of 737 lives including that of Earl Kitchener, Britain’s Secretary of State for War.