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Today In History - July 16
Today in History in 1755 John Adams graduated from Harvard; in 1857 Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson married Mary Anna Morrison in Lincoln County, N.C.; in 1951 the novel “Catcher in Rye” by J.D. Salinger was published; and in 1969 Apollo 11, carrying the first me to land on the Moon was launched.
Thursday, July 16, 2020

Today In History - July 15
Today in History in 1799 the Rosetta Stone was found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign; and in 1965 "Mariner IV" sends back the first pictures of Mars.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Today In History - July 14
Today in History in 1789 the French Revolution began with the fall of Bastille; in 1870 the U.S. Congress granted Mary Todd a life pension; and in 1969 the U.S. officially withdrew from circulation the $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Today In History - July 13
Today in History in 1836 US Patent #1 was granted for locomotive wheels (after 9,957 unnumbered patents); in 1865 “Go west young man” Horace Greeley advised his readers; and in 1923 the Hollywood Sign was officially dedicated (originally was Hollywoodland).
Monday, July 13, 2020

Today In History - July 12
Today in History the following notables were born: 1817 Henry David Thoreau (Walden Pond) in Concord, Mass.; 1854 George Eastman (Kodak Camera inventor) in Waterville, New York; 1884 Louis B. Mayer (film producer – MGM) in Dymer, Ukraine; and 1908 comedian Milton Berle (Uncle Miltie, Mr. Television) was born in New York City, New York.
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Today In History - July 11
Today in History in 1533 Pope Clement VII excommunicated England's King Henry VIII; in 1914 Babe Ruth debuted as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox; in 1952 Gen. Eisenhower was nominated as the Republican U.S. presidential candidate; and in 1985 the Astros' Nolan Ryan became the first to strike out 4,000 batters.
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Today In History - July 10
Today in History in 1850 Millard Fillmore was sworn in as president of US (replacing Taylor); in 1890 Wyoming became the 44th state of US (1st with female suffrage); and in 1940 Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces attacked shipping convoys in the English Channel.
Friday, July 10, 2020

Today In History - July 9
Today in History in 1776 The Declaration of Independence was read to George Washington’s troops in New York; in 1867 an unsuccessful expedition set out to search for Dr. David Livingstone; and in 1918 the U.S. Congress created Distinguished Service Medal.
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Today In History - July 8
Today in History in 1497 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs on his first voyage - becomes first European to reach India by sea; in 1796 the U.S. State Department issued the first American passport; and in 2011 the Space Shuttle Atlantis was launched for the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Today In History - July 7
Today in History in 1668 Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge; in 1846 the United States annexed California; and in 1958 President Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Today In History - July 6
Today in History in 1699 Pirate Captain William Kidd was captured in Boston; in 1885 Louis Pasteur successfully tested an anti-rabies vaccine; and in 1946 George W. Bush Jr., was born in New Haven, Connecticut, 43rd President of the United States (2001-09) and 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) (R-Texas).
Monday, July 6, 2020

Today In History - July 5
Today in History in 1687 Isaac Newton’s work was published that outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation; in 1919 Babe Ruth hits two homeruns in a game for his first of 72 times; and in 1927 Joe DiMaggio hit his first grand slammer.
Sunday, July 5, 2020

Today In History - July 4
Today in History in 1776 U.S. Congress proclaimed the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain; in 1831 "America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)" was first sung in Boston; and in 1895 "America the Beautiful" was published by Katherine Lee Bates.
Saturday, July 4, 2020

Today In History - July 3
Today in History in 1567 explorer Samuel de Champlain was born and in 1608 Samuel de Champlain founded the city of Quebec on his birthday; in 1863 the largest battle ever fought on the American continent – Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. ended.
Friday, July 3, 2020

Today In History - July 2
Today in History in 1776  The Continental Congress resolved "these United Colonies are and of right ought to be Free and Independent States;” in 1843 an alligator fell from the sky in Charleston, S.C. during a thunderstorm; and in 1937 American NASCAR Driver  Richard Petty (Daytona 500 - 1979 & 81) was born in Level Cross, N.C.
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Today In History - July 1
Today in History in 1836 U.S. President Andrew Jackson announced to Congress a bequest by James Smithson of 100,000 gold sovereigns to found an institution in Washington; and in 1898 Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Today In History - June 30
Today in History in 1936 Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" was published; in 1938 Superman first appears in DC Comics' Action Comics Series issue #1; and in 1977 Marvel Comics published the "Kiss Book" a tribute to the rock group Kiss.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Today In History - June 29
Today in History in 1534 Jacques Cartier discovered the Prince Edward Islands in Canada; in 1613 Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre burned down; and in 1861 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, British poet and writer died at age 55.
Monday, June 29, 2020

Today In History - June 28
Today in History in 1762 Russian tsarina Catherine II seized power, declaring herself Catherine II, the sovereign ruler of Russia; in 1838 the Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey in London; and in 1914 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo by a young Serbian nationalist which led to declarations of war in WWI.
Sunday, June 28, 2020

Today In History - June 27
Today in History in 1542 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain; in 1876 the Democratic Party elects Samuel Tilden as U.S. presidential candidate; and in 1973 "Live & Let Die", the 8th James Bond Film was first released in the U.S., first appearance of Roger Moore as James Bond.
Saturday, June 27, 2020

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