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On This Day in History

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Tully Mars, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Tully Mars

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    On July 17th in 1975, an Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit in the first superpower linkup of its kind.
     
  2. uncle phil

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    Also on July 17, 1821, Spain ceded Florida to the U.S...
     
  3. uncle phil

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    On July 17, 1969, Mary Jo Kopechne drowned...

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  4. Tully Mars

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    ^^^ Oh, snap! But I really think if Kennedy had driven a VW he'd still be dead today.

    In other news... On July 19th in 1941, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill launched his “V for Victory” campaign in Europe.
     
  5. uncle phil

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    Also on July 19, 1848, the Women's Rights Convention took place in Seneca Fall, NY. Bloomers were introduced at the convention...
     
  6. uncle phil

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    On July 20, 1908, in the United States, the Sullivan Ordinance bars women from smoking in public facilities...
     
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  7. uncle phil

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    On July 21, 1930, the Veterans’ Administration of the United States was established...
     
  8. uncle phil

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    On July 22, 1975, Confederate General Robert E. Lee had his U.S. citizenship restored by the U.S. Congress...
     
  9. Tully Mars

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    Also on July 22nd in 1934, a man identified as bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death by federal agents outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater.
     
  10. uncle phil

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    On July 23, 1829, William Burt patented the typographer, which was the first typewriter...
     
  11. uncle phil

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    On July 24, 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean...
     
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  12. Tully Mars

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    Also on July 24th in 1959, during a visit to the Soviet Union, Vice President Richard M. Nixon got into a “kitchen debate” with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev at a United States exhibition.
     
  13. Tully Mars

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    On July 25th in 1956, the Italian liner Andrea Doria sank after colliding with the Swedish ship Stockholm off the New England coast, killing 51 people.
     
  14. uncle phil

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    Also on July 25, 1939, W2XBS TV in New York City presented the first musical comedy seen on TV. The show was "Topsy and Eva..."
     
  15. uncle phil

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    On July 26, 1908, U.S. Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte issued an order that created an investigative agency that was a forerunner of the FBI...
     
  16. uncle phil

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    On July 27, 1777, the marquis of Lafayette arrived in New England to help the rebellious American colonists fight the British...
     
  17. uncle phil

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    On July 28, 1973, Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett were married...
     
  18. uncle phil

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    On July 29, 1914, the first transcontinental telephone service was inaugurated when two people held a conversation between New York, NY and San Francisco, CA...
     
  19. uncle phil

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    On July 30, 1974, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to impeach president Nixon for blocking the Watergate investigation and for abuse of power...
     
  20. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member Donor

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    On July 30, 1863 Henry Ford was born in Greenfield Village, Michigan.