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HISTORIC DATES - July:
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5 7-2-1776: The Continental -?- passed a resolution saying that "these United Colonies are, and of right, ought to be, Free and Independent States".
7 7-6-1917: Arab forces led by Lawrence of Arabia (T.E. Lawrence) captured the Port of Aqaba from the -?- during W.W.I.
9 7-10-1890: -?-(a.) became the 44th state of the Union.
10 7-27-1794: -?- Rev. leader Maximilien Robespierre overthrown & arrested. Was executed 7-28.
14 7-26-1945: After his Conservatives were defeated by the Labor Party, Winston Churchill resigned as Britain's P. M. (Clement -?- became new P. M.)
15 7-21-1831: Belgium became Indep. as -?- I was proclaimed King of the Belgians.
16 7-1-1990: As a state treaty unifying the monetary & economic systems of the two Germanys went into effect, East Germans lined up to obtain West German deutsche -?-.
17 7-1-1994: PLO chairman Yasser Arafat returned to the -?- Strip after 27 years in exile.
19 7-4-1845: Amer. writer Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) began his 2-year experiment in simple living at -?- Pond, near Concord, MA.
20 7-31-1777: 19-year-old French nobleman, -?- de Lafayette, was made a major-general in the Amer. Continental Army.
22 7-28-1945: U.S. -?- ratified the United Nations Charter (89-2).
23 7-6-1945: -?-(a.) became the 1st nation to formally accept the United Nations Charter.
24 7-20-1976: U.S. robot spacecraft "-?- One" made a successful landing on Mars.
26 7-6-1885: French scientist Dr. Louis Pasteur gave the 1st successful anti--?- inoculation to a boy bitten by an infected dog.
28 7-24-1802: French author Alexandre -?- born (d.1870); "The Count of Monte Cristo"; "The Three Musketeers".
32 7-20-1944: Using a bomb, a group of German officials attempted to assassinate Adolf -?- in his Rastenburg H.Q.'s - Nazi leader only wounded.
35 7-1-1867: As the British North American Act took effect, -?- became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain.
36 7-16-1790: The District of -?- was established as the seat of the U.S. Govt.
37 7-4-1939: Lou -?- (baseball's "Iron Horse") said farewell to fans at Yankee Stadium, NY; called himself "The luckiest man on the face of the earth".
39 7-1-1968: The U.S., Britain, Soviet Union + 58 other nations signed the -?- Nonproliferation Treaty.
41 7-23-1914: An ultimatum issued to -?- by Austria-Hungary following assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand & his wife. A-H declared war on -?- 7-28.
42 7-3-1950: American & -?- Korean forces clashed for the 1st time in the Korean War.
45 7-14-1933: With the exception of the -?- Party, all German political parties were outlawed.
46 100 B.C.: -?- Emperor Julius Caesar born (d. 44 BC). Ordered month of his birth named after him.
49 7-24-1866: -?-(a.) became 1st state to be readmitted to the Union after the Civil War.
51 7-19-1553: Lady Jane -?- (age 15) was deposed after 9 days as Queen of England. Henry VIII's daughter Mary was proclaimed Queen.
53 7-17-1917: Wanting a less German sounding name (W.W.I times), the British royal family changed their name from Hanover to -?-.
55 7-9-1540: England's King Henry VIII had his 6-month-old marriage to his 4th wife, -?- of Cleves, annulled.
56 7-7-1860: Composer Gustav Mahler born (d.1911); 9 symphonies (#10 unfinished); "-?- of a Wayfarer".
58 7-17-1955: Disneyland opened in Anaheim, -?-(a.).
59 7-17-1821: Spain ceded -?-(a.) to the United States.
62 7-18-1872: The concept of voting by -?- ballot was introduced in Britain.
64 7-4-1817: Gov. Dewitt Clinton of NY broke ground for the -?- Canal.
65 7-3-1890: -?-(a.) became the 43rd state of the Union.
66 7-4-1946: After 50 years as a -?-(a.) territory, Pres. Truman declared the Philippines independent.
68 7-31-1919: Following W.W.I, Germany's -?- Constitution (Govt.) was adopted.
70 7-16-1918: Russia's last -?- Nicholas II, his empress, & their 5 children were executed by the Bolsheviks following 1917 Russian Rev.
71 7-3-1775: Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental -?- at Cambridge, MA.
74 7-12-1543: England's King Henry VIII married his -?- & last wife, Catherine Parr, who outlived him.
75 7-22-1934: The 1st FBI's "Public -?- Number One", John Dillinger was shot to death by Fed. agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater.
76 7-16-1945: U.S. exploded its 1st experimental atomic bomb in the desert of Alamogordo, -?-(a.).
77 7-2-1937: While attempting to make the 1st round-the-world flight at the Equator, Amelia Earhart & navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the -?- Ocean.
78 7-21-1944: U.S. forces returned to -?- (which Spain ceded to the U.S. in 1898).
80 7-2-1964: Pres. -?- signed into law the Voting Rights Act of 1964 - a sweeping civil rights bill passed by Congress.
82 7-24-1946: U.S. detonated an atomic bomb (1st underwater test) at -?- Atoll in the Pacific.
85 7-14-1913: Former Pres. Gerald Ford born. Was -?- (& only) non-elected U.S. Vice Pres. & non-elected U.S. Pres.
88 7-25-1963: U.S., Soviet Union, & Britain initialed a treaty in -?- prohibiting the testing of nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, in space, & underwater.
89 7-24-1783: The "Great Liberator" Simon -?- born (d.1830) - helped Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, & Peru win Indep. from Spain.
90 7-14-1789: During French Rev. a mob stormed the Paris fortress & freed a handful of prisoners. -?- Day celebrates birth of freedom in France.
91 Declared independence from -?-: Colombia 7-20-1810; Argentina 7-9-1816; Peru 7-28-1821.
92 7-4-1776: The Declaration of Independence was approved by the -?- Congress; became our nation's birthday (Independence Day).
93 7-21-1954: -?- surrendered North Vietnam to the Communists.
1 7-20-1881: Sioux Indian leader Sitting -?- surrendered to Fed. troops - was a fugitive since Battle of the Little Big Horn.
2 7-20-1969: Apollo XI astronauts Neil Armstrong & Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became 1st men to set foot on the -?-.
3 7-10-1940: The 114-day W.W.II Battle of -?- began as Nazi forces began attacking southern England by air. Luftwaffe repelled by late Oct.
4 7-11-1804: Former Treasury Sec. Alexander Hamilton was mortally wounded by Vice Pres. Aaron Burr in a pistol -?- near Weehawken, NJ.
6 7-22-1812: Under the Duke of Wellington, English troops defeated the French at the Battle of -?- in Spain.
8 7-3-1944: -?- forces recaptured Minsk during World War II.
9 7-25-1984: Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became 1st -?- to walk in space.
11 7-7-1898: The U.S. annexed -?-.
12 7-27-1940: -?- Bunny made his film debut in Warner Brothers' "A Wild Hare".
13 7-6-1777: -?- forces captured Fort Ticonderoga during the Amer. Rev. War.
18 7-1-1863: The 3-day Battle of Gettysberg began; was one of the -?- War's most crucial battles.
21 7-26-1956: Gamal Abdel Nasser, Pres. of Egypt, nationalized the -?- Canal.
25 7-27-1953: The -?- War armistice was signed at Panmunjom, ending 3 years of fighting.
26 7-7-1981: Nominated by Pres. -?-, Sandra Day O'Connor, a judge from AZ, became 1st woman appointed to the Supreme Court.
27 7-31-1991: Pres. -?- (U.S.) & Pres. Gorbachev (Soviet Union) signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in Moscow.
29 7-11-1798: The U.S. -?- Corps was created by an act of Congress.
30 7-17-1898: Spain surrendered to the U.S. at Santiago, -?-, during Spanish-American War.
31 7-30-1619: The 1st representative assembly in America convened in Jamestown, -?-(a.).
33 7-19-1814: Samuel -?- born (d.1862); inventor of the six-shooter & other firearms.
34 7-25-1952: -?-(a.) became a self-governing commonwealth of the U.S.
35 7-26-1953: Cuba's Fidel -?- began his revolt against the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista. Batista ousted in 1959.
38 7-25-1866: Ulysses S. -?- was named Gen. of the Army - 1st officer to hold that rank.
40 7-9-1879: Composer Ottorino Respighi born (d.1936); Fountains of -?- & Pines of -?-.
43 7-28-1540: England's King Henry VIII's chief minister Thomas Cromwell was executed the same day Henry married his 5th wife Catherine -?-.
44 7-14-1881: Outlaw Billy the Kid (William H. -?- Jr.) was shot & killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, NM.
47 7-10-1895: Composer Carl -?- born (d.1982); Carmina Burana.
48 7-23-1952: Egypt changed from a monarchy to a republic as Gamal Abdel -?- & his troops overthrew King Farouk I.
50 7-18-1536: The authority of the -?- was declared void in England.
52 7-21-1861: The 1st major battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Bull -?- Creek, took place about 35 miles S.W. of Washington, DC.
54 7-17-1975: An Apollo (US) docked with a -?- (USSR) in orbit in 1st superpower link-up of its kind.
57 7-18-1932: The U.S. & Canada signed a treaty to develop the St. Lawrence -?-.
60 7-30-1975: Reps. of 35 countries convened in Finland for a conference on security & human rights. Resulted in the -?- Accords.
61 7-15-1606: Greatest Dutch school artist -?- Harmenszoon van Rijn born. Famous for his mastery of light & shadow.
63 7-31-1945: The premier of the pro-Nazi (W.W.II) -?- Govt., Pierre Laval, surrendered & was turned over to France - later tried & executed.
65 7-16-1979: Saddam Hussein became leader of -?-.
67 7-9-1944: During W.W.II, American forces secured -?- as the last Japanese defenses fell.
69 7-13-1793: French Rev. writer Jean Paul -?- was assassinated - inspired famous painting by Jacques Louis David.
70 7-7-1969: Canada's House of -?- gave final approval to make French equal to English throughout the Nat. Govt.
72 7-4-1802: The U.S. Military Academy officially opened at -?-, NY.
73 7-22-1975: U.S. House & Senate voted to -?- the American citizenship of Confed. Gen. Robert E. Lee.
79 7-10-1919: Pres. -?- personally delivered the Treaty of Versailles (which ended W.W.I) to the U.S. Senate and urged its ratification.
81 7-21-1899: Pulitzer & Nobel prize winning author Ernest Hemingway born (d.1961); "The Old Man and the -?-"; "A Farewell to Arms"; "The Sun also Rises".
83 7-10-1991: Boris -?- took the oath of office as the 1st elected Pres. of the Russian Republic.
84 7-17-1945: Truman (US), Stalin (USSR), & Churchill (Great Britain) began final Allied summit of W.W.II at -?-.
85 7-18-1936: Gen. Francisco -?- led an uprising of army troops based in Spanish North Africa - began Spanish Civil War.
86 7-25-1994: P. M. Yitzhak -?- (ISR) & King Hussein (JOR) signed a declaration (at White House) ending their countries' 46-year-old formal state of war.
87 7-6-1957: Althea Gibson became 1st African Amer. -?- player to win a Wimbledon singles title.
Last modified: January 2, 2013