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

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

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

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

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

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

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

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

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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This Day in History for July 5 – The Bikini Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1865 – The Salvation Army is founded in London (More info)

1937 – The luncheon meat SPAM is introduced by the Hormel Foods Corporation (More info)

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Cecil Stoughton, White House Press Office
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This Day in History for July 2 – Civil Rights Act Becomes Law and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1881 – Charles J. Guiteau shoots President James Garfield, who dies two months later (More info)

1890 – Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act (More info)

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This Day in History for June 29 – Globe Theater Burns and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burns down during a performance of ‘Henry VIII’ (More info)

1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act officially creates the United States Interstate Highway System (More info)

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This Day in History for June 27 – Route 66 Decertified and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, is murdered by a mob (More info)

1950 – President Harry S. Truman orders the Air Force and Navy into the Korean War (More info)

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This Day in History for June 26 – Berlin Airlift Begins and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1870 – Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States (More info)

1948 – In response to the Soviet blockade of land routes into West Berlin, the United States begins a massive airlift of food, water, and medicine that comes to be known as the Berlin Airlift (More info)

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This Day in History for June 20 – First Commercial Telephone Service and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1837 – Queen Victoria ascends to the British throne (More info)

1840 – Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph (More info)

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