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This Day in History for July 8 – Liberty Bell Rings and More
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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 6 – Lennon Meets McCartney and More
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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
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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
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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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This Day in History for July 3 – Battle of Gettysburg Ends and More
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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 Battle of Gettysburg ends (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 – Amelia Earhart Vanishes and More
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This Day in History for July 2 – Amelia Earhart Vanishes and More

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

1881 – Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds US President James Garfield, who eventually dies from an infection on September 19 (More info)

1890 – The U.S. Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act (More info)

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This Day in History for July1 – 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)

1943 – Income tax withholding begins in the United States (More info)

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This Day in History for June 27 – Stonewall Uprising 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, and his brother Hyrum Smith are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail (More info)

1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia (More info)

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This Day in History for June 26 – Cyclone Coaster Opens 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)

1927 – The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island (More info)

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Girl Genius Links Nearly All US Presidents Back to Same King of England [VIDEO]

What began as a school assignment to trace her own family tree grew into something much bigger for 12-year-old BridgeAnne d’Avignon.

The Paso Robles, CA girl went through more than half a million names over several months and discovered that all the US presidents save for one — Martin Van Buren — are related to John “Lackland” Plantagenet, a former King of England and signer of the Magna Carta.

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This Day in History for June 25 – Custer’s Last Stand and More

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

1788 – Virginia becomes the 10th state in the Union (More info)

1876 – Lt. Col. George A. Custer and his men are killed at the Battle of Little Bighorn (More info)

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This Day in History for June 23 – Burger Sworn In 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)

1969 – Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren (More info)

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