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

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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 13 – Hollywood Sign Dedication and More

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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 12 – Mondale Chooses Ferraro and More

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1543 – King Henry VIII marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr (More info)

1861 – Wild Bill Hickok gains fame as a gunfighter after he coolly shoots three men in his first shootout (More info)

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This Day in History for July 11 – Burr-Hamilton Duel and More

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1804 – Vice President Aaron Burr fatally wounds Alexander Hamilton in a duel (More info)

1922 – The Hollywood Bowl, one of the world’s largest natural amphitheaters, opens in Los Angeles (More info)

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This Day in History for July 10 – Scopes Trial Begins and More

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1925 – A high school science teacher named John T. Scopes, accused of teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee law, is prosecuted in what would come to be known as the Scopes Monkey Trial (More info)

1966 – The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field (More info)

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This Day in History for July 9 – President Zachary Taylor Dies and More

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1850 – Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the U.S., dies of cholera after only 16 months in office (More info)

1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing African-Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law (More info)

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

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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 – The Bikini Debuts and More

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1865 – The Salvation Army is founded in London (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 3 – Battle of Gettysburg Ends and More

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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

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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 June 29 – Globe Theater Burns and More

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

1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burns down during a performance of ‘Henry VIII’ (More info)

1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act officially creates the United States Interstate Highway System (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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