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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July 31 - The Day in History - 1975 Jummy Hoffa Disappears

July 31 : General Interest
1975: Jimmy Hoffa disappears

On July 31, 1975, James Riddle Hoffa, one of the most influential American labor leaders of the 20th century, disappears in Detroit, Michigan, never to be heard from again... read more


American Revolution
1777 : Marquis de Lafayette becomes a major-general without pay
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marquis-de-lafayette-becomes-a-major-general-without-pay

Automotive
1916 : "First Lady" of NASCAR Louise Smith born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-lady-of-nascar-louise-smith-born

Civil War
1816 : Union General George Thomas is born in Virginia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/george-h-thomas-is-born-in-virginia

Cold War
1953 : Senator Robert A. Taft dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/senator-robert-a-taft-dies

Crime
1975 : Jimmy Hoffa vanishes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jimmy-hoffa-vanishes

Disaster
1715 : Hurricane sinks Spanish treasure ships
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hurricane-sinks-spanish-treasure-ships

General Interest
1556 : Ignatius of Loyola dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ignatius-of-loyola-dies
1945 : Fugitive Vichy leader surrenders in Austria
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fugitive-vichy-leader-surrenders-in-austria
1964 : Ranger 7 photographs moon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/iranger-7i-photographs-moon

Hollywood
1965 : J.K. Rowling born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jk-rowling-born

Literary
1703 : Daniel Defoe is put in the pillory
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/daniel-defoe-is-put-in-the-pillory

Music
1923 : Ahmet Ertegun is born in Istanbul, Turkey
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ahmet-ertegun-is-born-in-istanbul-turkey

Old West
1937 : Apache scout Martine dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/apache-scout-martine-dies

Presidential
1875 : Former President Andrew Johnson dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/former-president-andrew-johnson-dies

Sports
1990 : Nolan Ryan wins 300th game
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nolan-ryan-wins-300th-game

Vietnam War
1964 : Agreement on conduct of war
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/agreement-on-conduct-of-war
1972 : Hanoi claims that U.S. bombers have struck dikes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hanoi-claims-that-us-bombers-have-struck-dikes

World War I
1917 : Third Battle of Ypres begins in Flanders
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/third-battle-of-ypres-begins-in-flanders

World War II
1941 : Goering orders Heydrich to prepare for the Final Solution
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/goering-orders-heydrich-to-prepare-for-the-final-solution


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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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July 30 - The Day in History

July 30 : General Interest
1965 : Johnson signs Medicare into law

On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Medicare, a health insurance program for elderly Americans, into law.... read more


American Revolution
1780 : Isaac Shelby takes Fort Thicketty, South Carolina
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/isaac-shelby-takes-fort-thicketty-south-carolina

Automotive
2003 : Last classic VW Beetle rolls off the line
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/last-classic-vw-beetle-rolls-off-the-line

Civil War
1864 : Union forces stopped at the Battle of the Crater
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-the-crater

Cold War
1975 : Summit meeting in Helsinki begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/summit-meeting-in-helsinki-begins

Crime
1994 : Man charged in murder of Megan Kanka
ttp://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/man-charged-in-murder-of-megan-kanka

Disaster
1971 : Fighter jet collides with passenger plane
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hurricane-sinks-spanish-treasure-ships

General Interest
1619 : First legislative assembly in America
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-legislative-assembly-in-america
1898 : Henry Moore born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/henry-moore-born
1945 : USS Indianapolis bombed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/uss-indianapolis-bombed
1966 : England wins World Cup
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/england-wins-world-cup
1974 : Watergate affair approaches climax
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/watergate-affair-approaches-climax

Hollywood
1999 : Blair Witch Project released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/blair-witch-project-released

Literary
1818 : Emily Bronte's birthday
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/emily-brontes-birthday

Music
1966 : The Troggs take their signature hit, "Wild Thing," to #1
www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-troggs-take-their-signature-hit-quotwild-thingquot-to-1

Old West
1863 : Chief Pocatello signs peace treaty
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chief-pocatello-signs-peace-treaty

Presidential
1956 : President Eisenhower signs "In God We Trust" into law
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-eisenhower-signs-in-god-we-trust-into-law

Sports
1976 : Bruce Jenner wins decathlon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bruce-jenner-wins-decathlon

Vietnam War
1964 : South Vietnamese boats raid islands in the Tonkin Gulf
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-boats-raid-islands-in-the-tonkin-gulf
1969 : Nixon visits South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-visits-south-vietnam

World War I
1915 : Battle of Hooge
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-hooge

World War II
1943 : Hitler gets news of Italy's imminent defection
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hitler-gets-news-of-italys-imminent-defection


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July 29 - The Day in History - 1958 NASA Created

July 29 : General Interest
1958 : NASA created

On this day in 1958, the U.S. Congress passes legislation establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a civilian agency responsible for coordinating America's activities in space... read more


American Revolution
1778 : French navy contacts Continentals
www.history.com/this-day-in-history/french-navy-contacts-continentals

Automotive
1909 : General Motors buys Cadillac
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/general-motors-buys-cadillac

Civil War
1862 : Confederate spy Belle Boyd is captured
www.history.com/this-day-in-history/belle-boyd-is-captured

Cold War
1958 : NASA established
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nasa-established

Crime
1976 : Son of Sam terrorizes New York
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/son-of-sam-terrorizes-new-york

Disaster
1967 : Rocket causes deadly fire on aircraft carrier
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rocket-causes-deadly-fire-on-aircraft-carrier

General Interest
1588 : Spanish Armada defeated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/spanish-armada-defeated
1848 : Tipperary Revolt ends in failure
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tipperary-revolt-ends-in-failure< 1900 : Italian American assassinates Italian king
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/italian-american-assassinates-italian-king
1981 : Prince Charles marries Lady Diana
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/prince-charles-marries-lady-diana

Hollywood
2000 : Hollywood golden couple weds
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hollywood-golden-couple-weds

Literary
1965 : Chang-Rae Lee's birthday
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chang-rae-lees-birthday

Music
1967 : The Doors score their first #1 hit with "Light My Fire"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-doors-score-their-first-1-hit-with-quotlight-my-firequot

Old West
1776 : Escalante and Dominguez begin expedition
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/escalante-and-dominguez-begin-expedition

Presidential
1958 : President Eisenhower authorizes creation of NASA
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-eisenhower-authorizes-creation-of-nasa

Sports
1966 : Carl Lewis wins fourth consecutive long jump at 35
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carl-lewis-wins-fourth-consecutive-long-jump-at-35

Vietnam War
1965 : 101st Airborne Division arrives in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/101st-airborne-division-arrives-in-vietnam
1967 : Fire ravages U.S. carrier off Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fire-ravages-us-carrier-off-vietnam
1972 : Former U.S. Attorney General visits North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/former-us-attorney-general-visits-north-vietnam

World War I
1914 : Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany and Czar Nicholas of Russia exchange telegrams
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kaiser-wilhelm-of-germany-and-czar-nicholas-of-russia-exchange-telegrams

World War II
1945 : Japanese sink the USS Indianapolis
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-sink-the-uss-iindianapolisi


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Monday, July 29, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

July 26 - The Day in History - 1775 - Postal System Established

July 26 : General Interest
1775: U.S. postal system established

On this day in 1775, the U.S. postal system is established by the Second Continental Congress, with Benjamin Franklin as its first postmaster general... read more


American Revolution
1775 : Congress establishes U.S. Post Office
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-establishes-us-post-office

Automotive
1998 : Three race fans killed at Michigan Speedway
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/three-race-fans-killed-at-michigan-speedway

Civil War
1863 : Confederate leader John Hunt Morgan is captured
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-hunt-morgan-is-captured

Cold War
1947 : Truman signs the National Security Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-signs-the-national-security-act

Crime
1984 : Real-life Psycho Ed Gein dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/real-life-psycho-ed-gein-dies

Disaster
1931 : Grasshoppers bring ruin to Midwest
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/grasshoppers-bring-ruin-to-midwest

General Interest
1847 : Liberian independence proclaimed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/liberian-independence-proclaimed
1908 : FBI founded
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fbi-founded
1945 : Winston Churchill resigns
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/winston-churchill-tenders-resignation
1956 : Egypt nationalizes the Suez Canal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/egypt-nationalizes-the-suez-canal

Hollywood
1943 : Entertainer Mick Jagger born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/entertainer-mick-jagger-born

Literary
1942 : William Faulkner begins a screenwriting stint
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-faulkner-begins-a-screenwriting-stint

Music
1975 : Van McCoy's "The Hustle" is the #1 song in America
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/van-mccoys-quotthe-hustlequot-is-the-1-song-in-america

Old West
1878 : Officer Wyatt Earp fatally wounds cowboy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/officer-wyatt-earp-fatally-wounds-cowboy

Presidential
1797 : John Quincy Adams marries Louisa Johnson
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-quincy-adams-marries-louisa-johnson

Sports
1952 : Bob Mathias wins second Olympic decathlon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bob-mathias-wins-second-olympic-decathlon

Vietnam War
1968 : South Vietnamese opposition leader tried and sentenced
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-opposition-leader-tried-and-sentenced
1972 : South Vietnamese troops raise flag over Quang Tri
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-troops-raise-flag-over-quang-tri

World War I
1916 : Australians battle Germans at Pozieres
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/australians-battle-germans-at-pozieres

World War II
1941 : United States freezes Japanese assets
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-freezes-japanese-assets


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Thursday, July 25, 2013

July 25 - The Day in History

July 25 : General Interest
1978: World's first "test tube baby" born

On this day in 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world's first baby to be conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) is born at Oldham and District General Hospital in Manchester, England, to parents Lesley and Peter Brown... read more


American Revolution
1780 : General Gates takes command of the southern army
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/general-gates-takes-command-of-the-southern-army

Automotive
1941 : Henry Ford writes fan letter to Mahatma Gandhi
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/henry-ford-writes-fan-letter-to-mahatma-gandhi

Civil War
1861 : Congress passes Crittenden-Johnson Resolution
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-passes-crittenden-johnson-resolution

Cold War
1969 : The Nixon Doctrine is announced
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-nixon-doctrine-is-announced

Crime
1853 : Head of frontier bandit placed on display
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/head-of-frontier-bandit-placed-on-display
1988 : A young man turns the death of his parents into a game
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-young-man-turns-the-death-of-his-parents-into-a-game

Disaster
2000 : Concorde jet crashes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/concorde-jet-crashes

General Interest
1832 : The first railroad accident
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-first-railroad-accident
1898 : Puerto Rico invaded
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/puerto-rico-invaded
1956 : Ships collide off Nantucket
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ships-collide-off-nantucket
1965 : Dylan appears at Newport Folk Fest
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dylan-appears-at-newport-folk-fest

Hollywood
1985 : Rock Hudson announces he has AIDS
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rock-hudson-announces-he-has-aids

Literary
1897 : Jack London sails for the Klondike
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jack-london-sails-for-the-klondike

Music
1965 : Dylan goes electric at the Newport Folk Festival
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dylan-goes-electric-at-the-newport-folk-festival

Old West
1853 : California Rangers kill Joaquin Murrieta
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/california-rangers-kill-joaquin-murrieta

Presidential
1945 : Truman drops hint to Stalin about a terrible new weapon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-drops-hint-to-stalin-about-a-terrible-new-weapon

Sports
1992 : Opening of the XXV Olympiad in Barcelona
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/opening-of-the-xxv-olympiad-in-barcelona

Vietnam War
1964 : Joint Chiefs propose air strikes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/joint-chiefs-propose-air-strikes
1969 : Nixon announces new doctrine
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-new-doctrine

World War I
1917 : Mata Hari sentenced to die
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mata-hari-sentenced-to-die

World War II
1943 : Mussolini falls from power
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mussolini-falls-from-power


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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July 24 - The Day in History - 1911 Machu Picchu Discovered


July 24 : General Interest
1911: Machu Picchu discovered

On July 24, 1911, American archeologist Hiram Bingham gets his first look at Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca settlement in Peru that is now one of the world's top tourist destinations... read more


American Revolution
1776 : Hancock scolds Schuyler
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hancock-scolds-schuyler

Automotive
1998 : Bidding starts on South Korea's Kia Motors Corp.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bidding-starts-on-south-koreas-kia-motors-corp

Civil War
1864 : Battle of Kernstown, Virginia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-kernstown-virginia

Cold War
1959 : Nixon and Khrushchev have a "kitchen debate"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-and-khrushchev-have-a-kitchen-debate

Crime
1984 : A nine-year-old's murder puts an innocent man in jail
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-nine-year-olds-murder-puts-an-innocent-man-in-jail

Disaster
1915 : Hundreds drown in Eastland disaster
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hundreds-drown-in-eastland-disaster

General Interest
1567 : Mary Queen of Scots deposed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mary-queen-of-scots-deposed
1847 : Mormons settle Salt Lake Valley
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mormons-settle-salt-lake-valley
1969 : Kennedy's goal accomplished
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedys-goal-accomplished

Hollywood
1998 : Saving Private Ryan opens in theaters
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/saving-private-ryan-opens-in-theaters

Literary
1901 : O. Henry is released from prison
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/o-henry-is-released-from-prison

Music
1982 : "Eye Of The Tiger" from Rocky III tops the U.S. pop charts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/quoteye-of-the-tigerquot-from-rocky-iii-tops-the-us-pop-charts

Old West
1832 : Bonneville leads first wagon crossing of South Pass
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bonneville-leads-first-wagon-crossing-of-south-pass

Presidential
1959 : Nixon debates Khrushchev at a fair in Moscow
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-debates-khrushchev-at-a-fair-in-moscow

Sports
2005 : Lance Armstrong wins seventh Tour de France
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lance-armstrong-wins-seventh-tour-de-france

Vietnam War
1965 : North Vietnam increases air defense capabilities
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnam-increases-air-defense-capabilities

World War I
1908 : Sultan of Turkey restores constitution at demand of Young Turk rebels
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sultan-of-turkey-restores-constitution-at-demand-of-young-turk-rebels

World War II
1943 : Operation Gomorrah is launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-gomorrah-is-launched


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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

July 23 - The Day in History

July 23 : General Interest
1984: Miss America resigns

On this day in 1984, 21-year-old Vanessa Williams gives up her Miss America title, the first resignation in the pageant's history... read more


American Revolution
1793 : Connecticut Patriot Roger Sherman dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/connecticut-patriot-roger-sherman-dies

Automotive
2007 : Honda produces 6 millionth Civic in North America
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/honda-produces-6-millionth-civic-in-north-america

Civil War
1862 : Halleck takes command of the Union army
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/halleck-takes-command-of-the-union-army

Cold War
1962 : An accord on Laos is reached
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/an-accord-on-laos-is-reached

Crime
1878 : Black Bart strikes again
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/black-bart-strikes-again
1918 : A string of mysterious deaths surrounds a Nebraska woman
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-string-of-mysterious-deaths-surrounds-a-nebraska-woman

Disaster
1976 : Legionnaires gather in Philly
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/legionnaires-gather-in-philly

General Interest
1952 : Military seizes power in Egypt
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/military-seizes-power-in-egypt
1967 : The 12th Street riot
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-12th-street-riot

Hollywood
1982 : Actor and two children killed on Twilight Zone set
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/actor-and-two-children-killed-on-twilight-zone-set

Literary
1888 : Raymond Chandler is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/raymond-chandler-is-born

Music
1988 : Guns N' Roses make popular breakthrough with "Sweet Child O' Mine"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/guns-n-roses-make-popular-breakthrough-with-quotsweet-child-o-minequot

Old West
1920 : Montana rancher Conrad Kohrs dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/montana-rancher-conrad-kohrs-dies

Presidential
1885 : Former President Ulysses S. Grant dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/former-president-ulysses-s-grant-dies

Sports
1996 : U.S. women take home gymnastics gold
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-women-take-home-gymnastics-gold

Vietnam War
1964 : Taylor and Khanh have "heated" discussions in Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/taylor-and-khanh-have-heated-discussions-in-saigon
1965 : Johnson urged to declare a state of national emergency
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-urged-to-declare-a-state-of-national-emergency

World War I
1914 : Austria-Hungary issues ultimatum to Serbia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/austria-hungary-issues-ultimatum-to-serbia

World War II
1951 : Petain, leader of the Vichy government, dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/petain-leader-of-the-vichy-government-dies


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