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What’s The Real Story Behind The Expression ‘The Real McCoy?’

When you’re faced with the real McCoy, you’re dealing with the real thing. It isn’t a copy or near likeness. It’s the honest-to-goodness genuine article.

It doesn’t mater if you’re talking about a valuable coin, a leather sofa, a bottle of whiskey or a living person.

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This Day in History for July 18 – ‘Mein Kampf’ Published and More

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

64 – A great fire 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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This Day in History for July 17 – Disneyland Opens and More

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

1762 – Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III (More info)

1898 – Spain surrenders to the United States at Santiago, Cuba, ending the Spanish-American War (More info)

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This Day in History for July 16 – Apollo 11 Launches and More

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

1790 – The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States (More info)

1969 – The first manned space mission to land on the Moon, Apollo 11, launches (More info)

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This Day in History for July 15 – BP Finally Caps Blown Oil Well and More

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

1799 – The Rosetta Stone is found (More info)

1870 – Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union (More info)

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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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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

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

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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