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This Day in History for July 31 – First US Patent Issued and More

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1009 – Pope Sergius IV becomes the 142nd pope, succeeding Pope John XVIII (More info)

1498 – On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad (More info)

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This Day in History for July 30 – Jimmy Hoffa Vanishes and More

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1932 – Walt Disney’s ‘Flowers and Trees,’ the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Oscar-winning cartoon short, premieres (More info)

1945 – The USS Indianapolis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and sinks within 15 minutes, killing almost 900 men (More info)

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This Day in History for July 27 – Bugs Bunny Debuts and More

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1940 – Bugs Bunny makes his debut in the animated short ‘A Wild Hare’ (More info)

1974 – The House Judiciary Committee votes to impeach President Richard Nixon for obstruction of justice (More info)

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This Day in History for July 23 – Hale-Bopp Comet Discovered and More

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1926 – Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film (More info)

1967 – In Detroit, Mich., one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African-American inner city, leaving 43 killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned (More info)

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This Day in History for July 20 – Apollo 11 Lands and More

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1903 – Ford Motor Company ships its first car (More info)

1960 – Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Ceylon — now Sri Lanka — is elected as Prime Minister, thus becoming the world’s first elected female head of government (More info)

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This Day in History for July 19 – First Women’s Rights Convention and More

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1692 – Five women are hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Mass. (More info)

1848 – The first women’s rights convention, called by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia C. Mott, was held in Seneca Falls, N.Y. (More info)

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This Day in History for July 17 – Disneyland Opens and More

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1762 – Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III (More info)

1898 – Spain surrenders to the United States at Santiago, Cuba, ending the Spanish-American War (More info)

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This Day in History for July 16 – Apollo 11 Launches and More

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1790 – The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States (More info)

1969 – The first manned space mission to land on the Moon, Apollo 11, launches (More info)

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This Day in History for July 12 – Mondale Chooses Ferraro and More

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1543 – King Henry VIII marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr (More info)

1861 – Wild Bill Hickok gains fame as a gunfighter after he coolly shoots three men in his first shootout (More info)

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This Day in History for July 11 – Burr-Hamilton Duel and More

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1804 – Vice President Aaron Burr fatally wounds Alexander Hamilton in a duel (More info)

1922 – The Hollywood Bowl, one of the world’s largest natural amphitheaters, opens in Los Angeles (More info)

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This Day in History for July 10 – Scopes Trial Begins and More

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1925 – A high school science teacher named John T. Scopes, accused of teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee law, is prosecuted in what would come to be known as the Scopes Monkey Trial (More info)

1966 – The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field (More info)

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This Day in History for July 9 – President Zachary Taylor Dies and More

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1850 – Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the U.S., dies of cholera after only 16 months in office (More info)

1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing African-Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law (More info)

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