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On This Day ....
In History

Information about a few dates in history.

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July 31, 2014

2007 - Celtics make trade bringing Kevin Garnett to Boston with Ray Allen & Paul Pierce.
2001 - Napster, music & file sharing website, is shutdown by court order.
1991 - Russia and the U.S. sign a long range nuclear weapons reduction pact.
1991 - Senate votes to allow women to fly combat aircraft.
1984 - United States men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at Los Angeles Summer Olympics.
1964 - Ranger 7 photographs the moon.
1928 - MGM's Leo the lion roared for the first time. He introduced MGM's first talking picture, "White Shadows on the South Seas."
1865 - The world's first narrow gauge railway opens in Granchester, Austrailia - they are less expensive to construct/operate than standard gauge railways.
1498 - Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad in the Caribbean.



A real estate agents rule of thumb:  to estimate what a house will sell for, ask the owner what its worth and subtract 10%.

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July 30, 2014

2003 - In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.
1992 - Actor Ray Sharkey arrested while filming "The Hat Squad" series, which recast his role.
1971 - Apollo Program: Apollo 15 Mission - David Scott and James Irwin on the Apollo Lunar Module Falcon land on the Moon with the first Lunar Rover.
1966 - At Wembley Stadium, host England defeats Germany to win their first World Cup.
1965 - President Johnson signs into law a medical insurance plan called - Medicare. It would be financed through a social security tax.
1956 - The phrase "In God We Trust" was adopted as the U.S. national motto.
1932 - Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, first cartoon using Technicolor & first Academy Award winning short cartoon.
1729 - Named after Lord Baltimore, the seaport city of Baltimore, MD is founded.



Israel is one quarter the size of the state of Maine.

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July 29, 2014

2005 - Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.
1989 - The Phillies retire #32 - in honor of the great left handed pitcher - Steve Carlton.
1981 - Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana televised.
1958 - To compete with Russia - President Dwight Eisenhower signs the act to create NASA - changing technology and science forever.
1950 - Disney's "Treasure Island" was released.
1938 - British "Dennis the Menace" comic 1st appears.
1938 - Olympic National Park, located in Washington, is established.
1754 - First international boxing match held: Jack Slack of Britain vs Jean Petit of France.



7-11 sells 10,000 pots of coffee an hour, every hour, every day.


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July 28, 2014

2001 - Search engine Google launches Google Images, allowing users to instantly search over 250 million images.
1999 - The great Barry Sanders retired young, at the age of 30, shocking the world.
1998 - Monica Lewinsky receives blanket immunity from prosecution to testify.
1996 - Kennewick Man: remains of a prehistoric man discovered near Kennewick, WA.
1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis demonstrates his skills on television for the first time.
1939 - Judy Garland sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", her most famous song that would later be used in "The Wizard of Oz".
1896 - The community of Miami, Florida was incorporated.
1866 - The metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress.



owls are one of the only birds that can see the color blue.

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July 25, 2014

2010 - Classified documents about the war in Afghanistan are published on WikiLeaks.
1992 - The 25th edition of the summer Olympic games begin in Barcelona, Spain.
1983 - The first non-human primate, a baboon, is conceived in a lab dish in San Antonio.
1981 - Voyager 2 encounters Saturn.
1978 - The world's first "test tube baby" is born.
1975 - Longest running Broadway show (then), "A Chorus Line," opens at Shubert Theatre.
1953 - NYC's transit fare rises from 10 cents to 15 cents. It is the first use of subway tokens.
1941 - Henry Ford writes a fan letter to Gandhi.
1536 - Searching for golden "El Dorado", Sebastin de Belalczar finds City of Santiago de Cali.


the average American/Canadian drinks about 600 sodas a year.


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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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