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Events, July 14th

July 14th: 1789 – French Revolution began with Parisians stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside. 1798 – The U.S. Congress passed the Sedition Act. The act made it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter

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Events, July 13th

July 13th: 1812 – The first pawnbroking ordinance was passed in New York City. 1832 – Henry Schoolcraft discovered the source of the Mississippi River in Minnesota. 1836 – John Ruggles received patent #1 from the U.S. Patent Office for

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Events, July 12th

July 12th: 1870 – The first rotary can opener with a cutting wheel was patented by William W. Lyman. 1931 – A major league baseball record for doubles was set as the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs combined for

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Events, July 11th

July 11th: 1804 – The United States’ first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton (subject of the musical “Hamilton”), was killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel. 1946 – Dean Martin recorded his first four songs. 1962 –

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Events, July 6th

1699 – Captain William Kidd, the pirate, was captured in Boston, Maine and deported back to England. 1858 – Lyman Blake patented the shoe manufacturing machine. 1905 – Fingerprints were exchanged for the first time between officials in Europe and

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Events, July 5th

July 5th: 1865 – William Booth founded the Salvation Army in London. 1865 – The U.S. Secret Service Division was created to combat currency counterfeiting, forging and the altering of currency and securities. 1892 – Andrew Beard was issued a

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Events, July 4th

July 4th: 1776 – The amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson, was approved and signed by John Hancock, the President of the Continental Congress in America. (Image Courtesy of blackhistory-101.com) 1802 – The U.S. Military Academy officially opened

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Events, June 29th

June 29th: 1897 – The Chicago Cubs scored 36 runs in a game against Louisville, setting a record for runs scored by a team in a single game. 1925 – Marvin Pipkin filed for a patent for the frosted electric

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Events, June 28th

June 28th: 1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, was assassinated in Sarajevo along with his wife, Duchess Sophie which brought about World War I. 1919 – The Treaty of Versailles was signed ending

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Events, June 27th

June 27th: 1847 – New York and Boston were linked by telegraph wires. 1885 – Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter applied for a patent for the gramophone. It was granted on May 4, 1886. 1893 – The New York

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Events, June 26th

June 26th: 1819 – The bicycle was patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr. 1927 – The Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster opened in New York. 1936 – The Focke-Wulf Fw 61 made its first flight. It is often considered the first

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Events, June 23rd

June 23rd: 1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention that he called a “Type-Writer”. 1931 – Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane. 1938

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Events, June 22nd

June 22nd: 1611 – English explorer Henry Hudson, his son and several other people were set adrift in present-day Hudson Bay by mutineers. 1772 – Slavery was outlawed in England. 1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated a second time. 1990 –

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Events, June 21st

June 21st: 1788 – The U.S. Constitution went into effect when New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. 1834 – Cyrus McCormick patented the first practical mechanical reaper for farming. His invention allowed farmers to more than double

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Events, June 20th

June 20th: 1782 – The U.S. Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States. 1837 – Queen Victoria ascended the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. 1941 – The U.S. Army Air Forces was

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