Wednesday, July 23, 2008

On July 23

On this day in ...
... 1974, the military junta that had seized power in Greece in 1967 collapsed, and soon after "crowds gathered" at Athens airport to greet Constantine Karamanlis (right), the former prime minister, as he returned from exile. He would go on to serve 2 terms as President of the re-established Republic of Greece. (photo credit)
... 1904, at the St. Louis World's Fair, home to the giant Ferris wheel at left, Missourian Charles Menches "started filling pastry cones with two scoops of ice cream," and so launched sales of the 1st ice cream cones. (photo credit)

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