11 July, 1960 – To Kill a Mockingbird was first published as Atticus

Harper Lee's classic and Pulitzer Prize-winning book is about racial inequality during the Great Depression.

12 July, 1962 – First performance of the Rolling Stones

The British rock band performed for the first time as a group at the Marquee Club in London.

13 July, 1985 – Live Aid benefit concert

Held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia, the concert raised millions in benefit of those affected by famine in Ethiopia. Over a billion people tuned in around the world to watch the show.

14 July, 1965 – Mars flyby of Mariner 4

The American spacecraft became the first to take pictures of another planet and send them back to Earth.

15 July, 1799 – The Rosetta stone was found

The ancient Egyptian rock inscribed with a decree by King Ptolemy V was found in the Egyptian port city of Rashid (Rosetta) by French Captain Pierre Bouchard.

16 July, 1995 – Amazon sold its first book

The e-commerce website was first founded in 1995 by Jeff Bezos as an online bookstore. The first book sold by the Internet giant was Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies by Douglas Hofstadter.

17 July , 1955 – Disneyland opened its doors for the first time

The popular theme park (The Happiest Place on Earth) was opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.