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This Day in History for July 29 – Charles Marries Diana and More

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

1864 – Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C. (More info)

1899 – The First Hague Convention is signed (More info)

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This Day in History for July 26 – USPS Established and More

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

1775 – Congress establishes the United States Post Office and names Benjamin Franklin the first US Postmaster General (More info)

1908 – The Office of the Chief Examiner, which later becomes the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is created (More info)

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This Day in History for July 25 – Dylan Goes Electric and More

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

1946 – Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team at Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey (More info)

1965 – Bob Dylan goes electric as he plugs in at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music (More info)

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This Day in History for July 24 – Lance Armstrong Breaks Record and More

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1567 – Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI (More info)

1847 – Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City (More info)

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Secrets of the Bikini: A History Guide

Though the bikini made waves when it first appeared in the late 1940s, the origins of the revealing two-piece date back much further. Similar garments were worn by female Grecian athletes as far back as 1400 BC, while primitive artworks from Asian Minor push the garment back another 4000 years. 

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This Day in History for July 18 – Disneyland Opens and More

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64 – A great begins that ultimately destroys most of Rome (More info)

1925 – Adolf Hitler publishes the first volume of his personal manifesto, ‘Mein Kampf’ (More info)

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Space Shuttle Atlantis Lifts Off for Final Mission [PHOTOS]

The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off for its final mission Friday morning.

Thousands gathered to watch the blast off, the final of the 30-year-old shuttle program, CNN reported.

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This Day in History for July 8 – Liberty Bell Rings and More

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

1776 – The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence happens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after which the Liberty Bell is rung (More info)

1777 – Vermont becomes the first colony to abolish slavery (More info)

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This Day in History for July 7 – US Annexes Hawaii and More

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

1863 – The US begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300 (More info)

1898 – President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States (More info)

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This Day in History for July 6 – Lennon Meets McCartney and More

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

1535 – Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England (More info)

1785 – The dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States (More info)

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This Day in History for July 5 – Hormel Introduces SPAM 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, England (More info)

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

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This Day in History for July 4 – Declaration of Independence Signed and More

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

1776 – The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress (More info)

1886 – The people of France offer the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States (More info)

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