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On This Day ....
In History

Information about a few dates in history.

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July 24, 2014

1983 - Famous pine tar incident, George Brett's game winning home run against Yankees disallowed.
1974 - United States Supreme Court orders Nixon to surrender Watergate tapes.
1966 - First BASE jump from El Capitan.
1911 - Machu Picchu is discovered.
1901 - Author O. Henry (pen name of William Sydney Porter) released from jail.
1866 - Tennessee becomes the first U.S. state to be readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War.
1847 - Richard M. Hoe, of New York City, patented the rotary type printing press on this day.
1701 - France's Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded the city of Detroit.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

Americans will spend more on cat food this year than baby food.

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July 23, 2014

2009 - Mark Buehrle of the White Sox becomes the 18th pitcher to throw a perfect game.
2007 - Video sharing website YouTube takes center stage when 8 Democratic presidential candidates participate in a debate with questions submitted by YouTube users.
2007 - Honda produces their 6 millionth Civic in North America.
1995 - Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered becoming visible to the naked eye nearly a year later.
1984 - The first African-American woman to win Miss America surrenders crown.
1972 - The U.S. launches Landsat 1, the first Earth-resources satellite.
1840 - Province of Canada created by the Act of Union.
1827 - Francis Lieber opens first swim school in America.
1632 - A ship bound for New France leaves from Dieppe, a major port in France.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

Walt Disney World generates about 120,000 pounds of garbage every day.

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July 22, 2014

2010 - The Stonehenge World Heritage Site announces the discovery of a possible new henge, the biggest discovery at a major monument in over 50 years.
2009 - A solar eclipse, the longest in history, lasts up to 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds, over parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean.
2008 - Golden girls actress Estelle Getty passes away in her home in Hollywood.
1998 - U.S. President Bill Clinton signed a bill designed to mold the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) into a friendlier, fairer tax collector.
1994 - With Kingdome in Seattle being prepared - Mariners play Red Sox as home team in Boston.
1933 - Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the world traveling 15,596 miles (25,099 km) in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
1894 - The first ever motorized racing event is held in France between cities of Paris & Rouen.
1793 - Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing north of Mexico.
1686 - Governor Thomas Dongan charters Albany, New York.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

"El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula" is the full name of Los Angeles.

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July 21, 2014

2010 - Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announces that 500 million people all around the world are actively using Facebook.
2007 - J.K. Rowling's final book in series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," goes on sale.
1996 - The great Wayne Gretsky signs 2 year contract to play hockey at MSG for Rangers.
1990 - Pink Floyds' "Wall" is performed where Berlin Wall once stood.
1970 - The Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed after 11 years of construction.
1949 - United States ratifies North Atlantic Treaty.
1831 - Leopold I is made king upon Belgium's independence from the Netherlands.
1718 - Treaty of Passarowitz between Ottoman Empire, Austria and Republic of Venice.
1588 - British fleet begins battle with the Spanish "Invincible Armada".

 

DID YOU KNOW...

at their closest point, the Russian and U.S. borders are less than two miles apart.
 

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July 18, 2014

2008 - The Dark Knight (the second of the Batman movies starring Christian Bale) opens with the highest grossing weekend.
2003 - Kobe Bryant, of the Los Angeles Lakers, is accused of assault but later charges are dropped.
1986 - Rare footage of a tornado is broadcasted live from a weather helicopter.
1976 - Nadia Comaneci is first person in Olympic Games to score perfect 10 in gymnastics at the Summer Olympics of 1976.
1968 - The Intel Corporation is founded and incorporated in Santa Clara, California.
1940 - FDR is nominated for an unprecedented third term.
1921 - Babe Ruth smacks 139th home run of career, passing Roger Connor as all-time home run leader.
1862 - First ascent of one of the highest summits in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland, Dent Blanche.
1334 - First foundation stone laid for the new campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral, designed by Giotto di Bondone.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

unlike any other mammals, dolphin babies are born tail first.

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July 17, 2014

2010 - South Korea develops a long-range cruise missile reportedly capable of striking North Korea, Japan, Russia and China.
1989 - First flight B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.
1980 - Ronald Reagan formally accepts the Republican nomination for president.
1975 - Apollo-Soyuz Project: American Apollo spacecraft docks with Soviet Soyuz spacecraft.
1959 - Nicknamed "Lady Day," jazz singer and songwriter Billie Holiday passes away.
1955 - World famous theme park Disneyland is opened forever changing Southern California.
1941 - Joe DiMaggio's Hit Streak is stopped at a record 56.
1867 - The first dental school in U.S. was Harvard School of Dental Medicine, in Boston.
1899 - NEC Corporation is organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

160 cars can drive side-by-side on the "Monumental Axis" in Brazil, the world's widest road.

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July 16, 2014

2004 - Millennium Park -- Chicago open to public.
1985 - The All-Star Game, televised this day, was the first program broadcast in stereo by a TV network.
1972 - Smokey Robinson gives his last live performance as a Miracle.
1969 - Apollo 11 launched from Cape Canaveral.
1956 - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes last "Big Tent" show in Pittsburgh.
1950 - Largest crowd in sports history: 199,854 people at World Cup soccer finals Brazil.
1948 - Nazareth, the birthplace of Jesus, is surrendered to Israeli troops.
1945 - Atomic Age begins when United States detonates test nuclear weapon at Trinity site.
1931 - The world's first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport is larger than New York City's Manhattan Island.


 

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July 15, 2014

2010 - After almost 3 months - the leak from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is finally capped - but 4.9 million barrels of crude oil are released into the Gulf of Mexico.
2003 - AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.
1988 - Die Hard, the movie, debuts - making Bruce Willis a movie star.
1987 - British singer/songwriter Boy George is banned from British television.
1985 - Nintendo Entertainment System, once best selling game console, is released in Japan.
1972 - President Nixon announces his visit to Communist China.
1968 - "One Life to Live" premieres on ABC.
1912 - Jim Thorpe, "World's Greatest Athlete", wins 8 gold medals at Stockholm Olympic games.
1870 - Georgia is admitted back to the U.S., it is the last confederate state to do so.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

cats make over 100 different vocal sounds; dogs can make about ten.

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July 14, 2014

2011 - The FBI launched an investigation to determine if Rupert Murdoch's British tabloid newspaper hacked voicemails of victims of the 9/11 attacks.
2000 - A powerful solar flare (the Bastille Day event) causes geomagnetic storm on Earth.
1995 - A revolutionary new technology is christened the "MP3".
1992 - Tony and Emmy Award winner Nell Carter undergoes brain surgery due to an aneurysm.
1970 - At the 41st MLB all star game in Cincinnati, Pete Rose steamrolled over catcher Ray Fosse.
1969 - The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are withdrawn from circulation
1951 - The first color telecast of a sporting event, a horse race, airs on CBS.
1854 - Opening of first major U.S. world's fair, Exhibition of Industry of All Nations, in NYC.
1769 - Spanish soldier Gaspar de Portola founds a base in California during an expedition.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

the U.S. states that have adopted the American Black Bear as their official state mammal are:

Louisiana, New Mexico and West Virginia.

 

 


 
 
 
 
 

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