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This Day In History — First Woman In Space

July 25 1946 The United States tested the first underwater atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll. 1952 Puerto Rico became a commonwealth of the United States. 1956 The Italian liner Andrea Doria ...

This Day In History — Birthday of Amelia Earhart

July 24 1847 Brigham Young and the first members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) arrived at the Great Salt Lake. 1862 Martin Van Buren, the eighth president ...

This Day In History — Revolution in Egypt

July 23 1829 William Burt patented a forerunner of the typewriter. 1885 Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died at Mount McGregor, N.Y., at age 63. 1914 Austria ...

This Day In History – “The Land” is Founded

July 22 1796 Cleveland, Ohio, was founded by Gen. Moses Cleaveland. 1933 Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world. 1934 John Dillinger was shot to death outside ...

This Day In History — Jesse James Makes First Plunder

July 21 1861 Confederate forces won victory at Bull Run in the first major battle of the Civil War. 1873 The first train robbery west of the Mississippi was pulled off by Jesse James ...

This Day In History — Women’s Rights Meet and Met

July 19 1848 The first women’s rights convention, called by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia C. Mott, was held in Seneca Falls, New York. 1870 The Franco-Prussian war began. 1941 Winston ...

This Day In History — The Burning of Rome

July 18 64 A great fire began that ultimately destroyed most of Rome. The emperor Nero blamed it on Christians and began the first Roman persecution of them. 1925 The first volume of ...

This Day In History — The Happiest Place on Earth Opens

July 17 1821 Spain ceded Florida to the United States. 1898 Spain surrendered to the United States at Santiago, Cuba, ending the Spanish-American War. 1917 The British royal family ...

This Day In History — Lunar Landing

July 16 1790 The District of Columbia was established as the seat of the United States government. 1918 Russia’s Czar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks. 1935 The ...

This Day In History — Vive la France!

July 14 1789 The storming and destruction of Bastille marked the beginning of the French Revolution. 1798 Congress passed the Sedition Act, making it a crime to publish false, scandalous, ...
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