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On This Day in History

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

  1. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Very Tilted

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    On July 31st in 1964, the American space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the moon’s surface.
     
  2. uncle phil

    uncle phil Moderator Emeritus (and sorely missed) Staff Member Donor

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    Also on July 31, 1959, the Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) was founded. The group is known for being an armed Basque nationalist and separatist organization...
     
  3. Xazy Vertical

    The first Six flags park opened on Aug 1, 1961
     
  4. uncle phil

    uncle phil Moderator Emeritus (and sorely missed) Staff Member Donor

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    On August 2, 1964, the Pentagon reported the first of two North Vietnamese attacks on U. S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin...
     
  5. uncle phil

    uncle phil Moderator Emeritus (and sorely missed) Staff Member Donor

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    On August 4, 1735, freedom of the press was established with an acquittal of John Peter Zenger. The writer of the New York Weekly Journal had been charged with seditious libel by the royal governor of New York. The jury said that "the truth is not libelous..."
     
  6. uncle phil

    uncle phil Moderator Emeritus (and sorely missed) Staff Member Donor

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    On August 7, 1934, the U. S. Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling striking down the government's attempt to ban the controversial James Joyce novel "Ulysses..."
     
  7. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Nebraska
    On September 14, 1899, New Yorker Henry H. Bliss became the first person in the United States to die of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was struck by a taxicab as he exited a trolley the day before.