June 10: A Day of Boldness and Beginnings (Part 1)

June 10:  A Day of Boldness and Beginnings  (Part 1)

June 10th is marked by several notable firsts and acts of boldness including: (i) the first graduation of the Naval Academy, (ii) the launch of Alcoholics Anonymous; (iii) the release of the first Saab car; (iv) President Kennedy’s Nuclear Test Ban speech at American University (see Part 2)  and (v) the New York Cosmos signing Pele (see Trophy Lives).

1854

The first class of the U.S. Naval Academy graduates.  Pictured above is the 40th graduating class.

1935

Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio.

1947

Ursaab

Swedish aerospace company Saab produced its first automobile – the Saab 92.

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