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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.



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.



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.



"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".



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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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