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This Day in History for July 14 – Storming of Bastille and More

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

1789 – The storming and destruction of Bastille marks the beginning of the French Revolution (More info)

1798 – The Sedition Act becomes law, making it a federal crime to write, publish or utter false or malicious statements about the U.S. government (More info)

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This Day in History for July 13 – Hollywood Sign Dedication and More

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

1863 – In New York City, opponents of the draft begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in U.S. history (More info)

1923 – The Hollywood sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Los Angeles; it originally reads Hollywoodland but the four last letters are dropped after a 1949 renovation (More info)

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United States Library of Congress
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This Day in History for July 3 – Battle of Gettysburg Ends and More

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

1863 – The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett’s Charge (More info)

1884 – Dow Jones and Company publishes its first stock average (More info)

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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 July 1 – Sony Walkman Introduced and More

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

1863 – The Battle of Gettysburg begins (More info)

1867 – Canada becomes a self-governing dominion of Great Britain under the British North America Act (More info)

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This Day in History for June 30 – ‘Gone with the Wind’ Published and More

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

1859 – French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope (More info)

1921 – President Warren G. Harding appoints former President William Howard Taft as Chief Justice of the United States; Taft is the only person to have ever held both offices (More info)

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This Day in History for June 28 – Stonewall Uprising and More

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1894 – Labor Day becomes an official US holiday (More info)

1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife are assassinated, setting off World War I (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 23 – The Pill Is Born and More

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

1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes receives a patent for the typewriter (More info)

1960 – Enovid becomes the first officially-approved oral contraceptive pill in the world (More info)

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This Day in History for June 21 – US Constitution Ratified and More

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

1788 – The US Constitution is ratified and goes into effect (More info)

1948 – Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City (More info)

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This Day in History for June 14 – United States Chooses a Flag and More

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

1775 – The United States Army is founded (More info)

1777 – The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States (More info)

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