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HAPPENED THIS DAY.

1865: William Booth founded what was to become the Salvation Army, in Whitechapel, London.

1924: The government rejected the idea of a Channel Tunnel.

1928: In Britain, women over the age of 21 were given the vote. 1937: Amelia Earhart disappeared during her round-the-world flight from California.

1964: American President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Bill prohibiting racial discrimination. 1985: The Church of England approved the ordination of female deacons.

2002: Steve Fossett became the first person to travel the circumference of the globe in a hot air balloon on his own, without stopping.

2005: Thousands of protesters took part in a Make Poverty History march in Edinburgh in the run-up to the G8 summit.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 2, 2011
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