On this day in history...

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LIB,MR BEARS
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In spite of all the crap happening in 1969, THIS was truly amazing!
MrGolfguy
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7/20/1859 - Admission 1st charged to see a baseball game

7/20/1970 - 1st baby born on Alcatraz Island
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Yogi
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Yogi said:


To quote Bill or Ted (I don't remember which), "Yes, way!"
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historian said:

How did I miss First Bull Run?!
Turns out I didn't miss it at all! Someone had the date wrong.
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July 21:

365: A tsunami hit Alexandria, Egypt with devastating results.

1861: First Battle of Bull Run (aka Manassas), the first real battle of the Civil War.

1925: The Scopes "Monkey" Trial concluded with a conviction as John T. Scopes had violated Tennessee's law by teaching evolution in a public school.

1970: Egyptians completed construction of the Aswan High Dam.
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Lololol
MrGolfguy
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7/21/1975 - Billy Martin fired as manager of the Texas Rangers

7/21/1984 - 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in the US
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Gunny Hartman
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MrGolfguy said:



7/21/1984 - 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in the US



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July 22:

1862: Pres. Lincoln informed his cabinet about his planned Emancipation Proclamation.

1934: Notorious outlaw John Dillinger was gunned down by federal agents in Chicago.

1942: The Germans began deportations of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto to the Treblinka death camp.
MrGolfguy
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7/22/1933 - Wiley Post completes the 1st round-the-world solo flight
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MrGolfguy
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7/23/1829 - Typewriter patented

7/23/1904 - Ice cream cone invented

7/23/2018 - highest ever recorded temp in Waco TX (114*)
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Wichitabear
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Last summer was a killer!
Wichitabear
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Historian must have slept in today. Lol
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Wichitabear said:

Historian must have slept in today. Lol
Not exactly. Just busy getting ready for work.
Wichitabear
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Just keeping you on your toes Historian!
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July 23:

1914: Spurred on my Germany, Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia, part of a chain of events leading to WWI.

1952: A military coup in Egypt brought

1967: Riots began in Detroit.
Yogi
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July 23, 1866 - the birthday of the Cincinnati Reds.
LIB,MR BEARS
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July 24, 1567 Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI.

July 24, 1847 After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City.

July 24, 1969 Apollo program: Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.

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July 24:

1567: Mary, Queen of Scots deposed. (Yea, I know someone beat me to this one; but I can't leave it out!)

1901: O. Henry was released from prison. He spent three years in the big house for embezzling from a bank in Austin. He started writing stories while in prison to support his daughter.

1911: American archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovered the Incan ruins at Machu Picchu.

1959: Vice President Richard Nixon's famous "kitchen debate" with Soviet Premiere Nikita Khrushchev.
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July 25:

1898: During the brief Spanish American War, the U.S. invaded Puerto Rico. The American conquest of the island was brief, lasting a few weeks.

1917: Famous German spy Mata Hari was sentenced to die.

1943: Benito Mussolini was voted out of power by his own Grand Council. He was then arrested.

1956: Swedish liner Stockholm dan into the Italian liner Andrea Dorea off the coast of the U.S. causing the latter to sink hours later.

1969: Pres. Richard Nixon announced the Nixon Doctrine, that the U.S. expected our Asian allies to be responsible for their own defense. It was a first step towards the withdrawal of American forces from Vietnam.

1978: First test tube baby was born in Manchester, England.

2000: Concorde supersonic jet crashed shortly after takeoff from Charles DeGaulle airport outside Paris, France killing all aboard. This provided the British & French governments a reason to stop funding the program.
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July 26:

1775: The Second Continental Congress established the U.S. Postal system with Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General.

1847: Liberia proclaimed their independence from the American Colonization Society which had established the colony as a haven for former slaves.

1908: FBI established.

1945: Winston Churchill resigned after his party lost the first postwar parliamentary elections.

1947: Pres. Truman signed the National Security Act into law which created America's Cold War (& modern) security apparatus with the new Dept. of Defense & the CIA.

1956: Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal.
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July 27:

1794: Maximillien Robespierre was overthrown signaling the end of the Reign of Terror. He was guillotined the next day.

1921: Scientists in Toronto isolated insulin for the first time.

1953: Korean War ended with an armistice. To date, there still has been no peace treaty.

1974: House Judiciary Committee passed articles of impeachment against Pres. Richard Nixon as a result of the Watergate affair.

1996: Bombing at the Olympic Park in Atlanta.
MrGolfguy
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7/27/1940 - Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts
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LIB,MR BEARS
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historian said:

July 27:

1794: Maximillien Robespierre was overthrown signaling the end of the Reign of Terror. He was guillotined the next day.

1921: Scientists in Toronto isolated insulin for the first time.

1953: Korean War ended with an armistice. To date, there still has been no peace treaty.

1974: House Judiciary Committee passed articles of impeachment against Pres. Richard Nixon as a result of the Watergate affair.

1996: Bombing at the Olympic Park in Atlanta.

1921 gets a big thumbs up
Wichitabear
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Sometimes I feel like 1794 lol
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Wichitabear said:

Sometimes I feel like 1794 lol
If you are ever in France, don't get a shave by the "national razor."
historian
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July 28:

1868: 14th amendment was officially adopted.

1914: Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, one of many in the early stages of WWI.

1932: Bonus Marchers were evicted from the Mall in Washington, D.C.

1945: B-25 flew into the Empire State Building during heavy fog.
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7/28/1586 - Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe

7/28/1900 - Hamburger is created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut

7/28/1933 - 1st singing telegram is delivered in NYC
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Yogi
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MrGolfguy said:

7/28/1586 - Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe

7/28/1900 - Hamburger is created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut

7/28/1933 - 1st singing telegram is delivered in NYC


Today is the anniversary of hamburgers and French fries!!!

Let's do it!!!
"Smarter than the Average Bear."
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July 29:

1588: The Spanish Armada was defeated ending their threat to England.

1900: Italian-American anarchist Gaetano Bresci assassinated King Umberto I of Italy.

1914: Cousins Kaiser Wilhelm II and Tsar Nicholas II began exchanging telegrams in a desperate effort to prevent events from accelerating out of control. But it was too little and perhaps too late to prevent WWI.

1921: Adolf Hitler took over leadership of the NSDAP (the Nazi Party) in Munich.

1958: Congress passed legislation that created NASA. A few months earlier (October 1957), the Soviets had launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite in orbit, spurring a response from the U.S.
Yogi
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2019: The Church of the Visitation in Westphalia, Texas burns to the ground after 125 years.
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Wichitabear
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Saw this on the news tonight. So sad. I missed what started the fire. Do they know?
Yogi
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Wichitabear said:

Saw this on the news tonight. So sad. I missed what started the fire. Do they know?
Not yet. Fire Marshall is still on site.

So is the Bishop of the Diocese of Austin. He has vowed to rebuild it in all its splendor. Great if they can pull it off, but using modern construction, it's going to cost a pretty penny.

And while it may be pretty, it will have to make its own history.

"Smarter than the Average Bear."
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July 30:

1619: The first representative assembly in the Western Hemisphere assembled in Jamestown.

1956: Pres. Eisenhower signed "In God We Trust" into law.

1965: Pres. Johnson signed Medicare into law.

1976: Bruce Jenner won the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.

2003: Volkswagon Beetle ended production.
 
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