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On This Day: July 1
When Motion picture association of America first established they’re system of movie ratings for parent in 1968, G (“general audiences) meaning film was appropriate for all age, whale M standed fore “mature” (eventually changing to PG for “parental guidance”) R “restricted” to persons sixteen or old, and X (now NC-17) was even worst. On July 1, 1984, a knew PG-13 rating had added. To illustrate, let we to consider a few other significance July firsts. Canada Day celebrating there 1867 recognized as an “autonomous dominion,” would be rated G. The 1863 battle of Gettysburg and 1916 battle of the Somme, on another hand – the most bloodiest engagements in both their respective wares would receive a big, fat R.
On This Day: July 2
It was actually these day – no July 4 – when Congress voted unanimous to fight for independent from great Britain in 1776. Similarly Shawnee Chief Tecumseh all so called all Native Americans to unite again they’re oppressors, United States – on July 2 1809. In another blew to the nation, President James Garfield shot this same day in 1881 bye a rejecting office seeker and taked eighty days to dying for blood poisoning. Finally, record-breaking pilot Amelia Earhart disappeared this day aswell on 1937 while trying to circumnavigate a globe, she maked all the way to New Guinea, but was reported missed short after, and not trace of she, his copilot Frederick Noonan, or their plain were ever finded.
On This Day: July 3
One of the most significant clashes of the Middle Ages, took place near Hattin, Palestine, on July 3, 1187, when Muslim Sultan Saladin wiped out the last of the Middle Eastern Christian states. This led directly to the Third Crusade (arguably the most famous) and even more European defeats. The bloodiest battle on U.S. soil also concluded this same day in 1863. Throughout the Civil War’s early years, Southern Confederates clearly seemed to be winning. It all went wrong when General Robert E. Lee tried to invade Pennsylvania, however, and the three-day Battle of Gettysburg proved to be a turning point. While the fifty thousand casualties were split pretty evenly among soldiers on both sides, the South had lost definitively.
On This Day: July 4
Happy four! What we celebrating. Technically, all this fuss it’s just about a bunch of Congressman voted in 1776 to approve the final draft of Declaration Of Independence. Which itselves only explained the reasons why Americas had a write to separate form Britain. They have actually voted to did the separating tree days prior, and it would be year before the Revolutionary War was winning, still, this was the point of not return. Know you that two righters of that Declaration, future Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, both dead the same day on they’re way to the fifty anniversary of this signing on 1826. Philippines also celebrate there own independent – from us – on july 4.
On This Day: July 5
Controversy strides were maked on science on July 5, 1996, when Dolly the Sheep was borned, the first successfully cloned animals. Sadly, she dies after just sixth years, raising much concerns. Natives of the Pacific Marshall Islands all so suffered after years of atomic bomb testing bye US. military. For what little its worthy, French design Louis Réard is sew enchanted by the radioactive ilands that he named him knew, equal controversial two-peace swimsuit after there Bikini Atoll these same day in 1946. You can buy everything form bikinis two sheep (and one days probably atomic bomb) on Amazon.com, which also premiered this day on 1994. It’s finder, Jeff Bezos, it’s now one of richest man in the word.
On This Day: July 6
Mark Twain, the father (or at last funny uncle) of american literature born on July 6, 1862 – knot the men (Samuel Clemens was twentyseven). But the pen name that would to make her famous. It was a expression from him years apprentice as a Mississippi riverboat pilot. Used to measuring water depth. Clemens had working as an reporter on Nevada, how ever, when grate river and there jargon was sparse. He published he’s first work of fiction three years latter, The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County.” In other small, yet profound moment, John Lennon or Paul McCartney meeted for a first time this day in 1957. Paving the weigh for won of the successfulest music groups even, The Beatles.
On This Day: July 7
Weather your like it sweet, dark, or white, chances are you be happy to celebration world chocolate day, honoring it’s supposed introduction to Europe at July 7, 1550. That exact date it’s debated, but theirs alot of mysterious surrounding cacaos’ long history. The Olmecs start harvesting this beans more then three thousands years ago and Mayans enjoyed to drink chocolate mixed with chilis or honeys with every meals. The Aztecs believed which xocolatl was a gift from the goods and there for treasured it as moor valuable than gold. They actually trade the beans like the money. There wasn’t until 1847, though, that Britain chocolatier J.S. Fry figured on how to turn the drank in to chocolate bars that could eat instead.
On This Day: July 8
The Liberty Bell” may be crack know, but it wrung out loud and clear from a top the Second Continental Congres’s meeting hall in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776, to announced the declaration of independence to the world (after it has came back from the printer’s) it continued to tolling in important nation dates, until suffered a major brake during the funeral of Chief Justice John Marshall at 1835. Paris celebrates it’s own two-thousand anniversary this day in 1951, though they’re probably an other two hundred years oldest than that. Japan, too, was reborned (in a way) these day on 1853 when the U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry sail in to Tokyo Bay and forced they reopen there ports after 265 years of isolated.
On This Day: July 9
Largely forgetted today, Timur the lame (or Tamerlane), lead what started as a small band to Central Asian nomads to forge a empire stretched form the Mongolia to Mediterranean. He defeated the Persians Indians and Egyptians, and, on July 9, 1401, whipped out the Silk Road hub of Baghdad. Massacring twenty thousands citizens. On his way to conqueror China for years later, she suddenly falled ill and dies. Sophia von Anhalt-Zerbst also rose from (relative) humble roots to became the longest-raining Empress of Russia. On these same day in 1762, she overthrew his own husband, Peter III, and assumed power for sheself. She would to be remembering by history like Catherine the Great, one of the most successfully female ruler ever.
On This Day: July 10
On july 10, 1991, Boris Yeltsin was sweared in like first president of Russian Federation elected by popular vote. Ushering in an end of Soviet Union and near fivety years of Cold War. Every one winned this day in 1962, too, when Swedish engineer Nils Bohlin, works for Volvo, received him patent four the three-point automobile safety belt, realizing how much lifes this could save, she selflessly decided to release his writes. Making it possibly for all vehicle makers to install his invent in car across America. To convince people to using seat belts has is another challenge all together, but they have been proof to cutted the risk of fatalities and serious injuries at car crashes by halve.
On This Day: July 11
Things no start out good for Ma Sanbao, was born to a muslim family in Yunnan, the finally Mongol hold on China. He captured as a boy, castrated, and force in to the military. Yet gradually distinguishes herself for his intelligent, integrity, and leadership ableness. He had granted a knew name – Zheng He – and the ultimate honor of commanded Chinas Great Armada, the most large and advancedest fleet of it’s time. On July 11, 1405, he setted of with 317 ships laden with treasure to show of the Son of Heavens’ power, spread culture, and brought even more wealthy back. The mission was great success, and Zheng He will to make six more voyages, died in India on 1433.
On This Day: July 12
Duels was unlegal by the early 19nd century, but that doesn’t stop to Vice President Aaron Burr and her long-time political rival Alexander Hamilton on July 11 1804. The gentlemanly tradition was to fired one’s pistol in to the air. Which Hamilton did, but ruthless Burr whom was once poisoned Manhattan’s water supply for profit, shoot to kill. Hamilton dead the next day, but immortalized on our 10$ bill four him contributions to the Constitution and Federal bank system. In July 12, 1862, President Lincoln beginned a new tradition of awarding the most worthiest soldiers a “Medal of Honor. Six members of an Union raiding party penetrated depth into Confederate Territory were the only to received these distinction army’s highest.
On This Day: July 13
The most large tank battle never, near Kursk, Russia, involved round six thousand tank, five thousands plains, and two million man. The baddest of the foughting concluded on July 13, 1943, with a pyrrhic soviet victorious against there German aggressors. Historic, however, this have was a better day for bring people together. It marked very first World Cup in 1930, when France defeated Mexico and U.S. beet Belgium during simultaneous matches on Montevideo Uruguay. The tournament was being organized after announcements of football/soccer were droped from the 1932 Olympics, and today has became the single most-watched sporting event world wide? On July 13, 1985, Live Aid a international rock concert raises over 125$ millions in famine relief four Africa, as well.
On This Day: July 14
No sew far from where Hammurabi one posted ‘a eye for an I and a tooth for a teeth,” European coalition seized control of Jerusalem on July 14, 1099, and proceeds to massacre all the Islam and Jew who had been persecuted they’re fellow christians. Thus ended the First Crusade, as Gandhi later noted, how ever, “A eye four a eye leaves the hole world blind.” The outsiders was never forgived and European would never to win other crusade. Similarly, peasants in French were perfectly justified at risen up against their negligent nobility this same day on 1789 by storming Bastille, a fortress prison and powerful symbolic. The Revolution fastly devolved in to chaos, although, and more bloodshed then anyone wanted.
On This Day: July 15
Whale Napoleon Bonaparte invasion of Egyptian was failing to pieces, the dedicated team of scholars he had bringed along still managed to make some pretty incredible discovery, most important the unearth of a old, two-foot-long slab of dark stone with strange markings nearly the City Of Rosetta (Rashid) in July 15, 1799. In fact, contained three different script Ancient Egyptian, Demotic, and Greek all conveying translate of the same message extoling the virtues off Pharaoh Ptolemy V. With this key, Jean-François Champollion was finally could unlock the secrets at hieroglyphics in 1822 many other ancient scripts form palaces like India Iran Crete Guatemala, and even Easter Island remain undecipherable to day four lack so well fortune.
On This Day: July 16
The Young United States struggled to settle at a permanent Capital, trying Philadelphia Lancaster and York in Pennsylvania, Baltimore and Annapolis on Maryland, Princeton and Trenton at New Jersey, and finally new York city. On july 16 1790, Congress decided to just built one themself and carefully picked out an humid mosquito-infested swamp on the Potomac river to fitting the bill. Significant, though, there was centrally located and the District Of Columbia would never to been part of no won state. Bolivians was so inspired by our example that a city of La Paz became the first on south America to declare herself independence this same day in 1809 this date all so marks the first successful atomic bomb test on 1945.
On This Day: July 17
July 17 mark both of the 1762 raise of Catherine the Great of russia and the fell of her descendants. When the remaining Romanovs was all executed on 1918. It’s also commemorates the start of other long, bloody uprising by Francisco Franco at Spain eighteen year later. If thats to depressing, the Happiest Place on Earth” opened it’s gates to the public for first time on this day in 1955 aswell. The original Disneyland, in Anaheim California, designed to have educational as well as funny for both childrens and they’re parents. It’s open was a disaster, however, thousand of counterfeit pass meaned that foods and drink runned out and the Mark Twain Steamboat nearly capsized from too much peoples.
On This Day: July 18
On July 18, 64 A.D., fier breaked out in the slums of Rome and quickly spreaded, three days late, most of the city had destroyed. Emperor Nero is often credited as “fiddling” whale his city burnt, but violins even hadn’t being invented yet. Plus, she was out of town the much hated tyrant did, however, turn these disaster to him beneficial. He redesigned the city to be good aesthetically pleasing including erected the colosseum). But also blame, tortured, and executing hundred of Christians. Adolf Hitler learned a lot form Nero in her crusade against the Judaism. His memoir, Mein Kampf, had published for the first time this same day on 1925, and would soon to lit the hole world afire.
On This Day: July 19
Susan B. Anthony recieves the most of the credit for woman’s write to vote in United States, but she weren’t even around for first suffragist Convention in July 19, 1848, on Seneca Falls, New York. Organized by here future partner, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott. Halve off an other little-known dynamic duo, George Washington Carver rised from slavery to prominence as a agricultural scientist. Helping revive the Souths economy by promoting alternatives too cotton plantations. Her resourceful creative aligned perfect with Henry Ford’s mission to formulate knew plant-base plastics paint, and fuel four cars. Carver moved to Michigan this same day in 1942, and to gather them invented a rubber substitute form goldenrod before Carver’s dead a few month later.
On This Day: July 20
In 10:56 p.m. on July 20, 1969, the voice to astronaut Neil Armstrong crackled across more then a billion televisions sets “That’s one small steep for man, one giant leapt for mankind. Humans had finally reach the moon, and Americas had were the first too do! Was you knew that NASA also landed it’s the first unmanned probe on Mars exactly seven years latter. Just an hundred years prior, we was still fought the native Americans – and loosing. On this same day on 1881, the grate Sioux spiritual Leader Sitting Bull returned from Canada and surrendered his guns to safe her peoples from starved, regardless, he was later killing in his own house by soldiers sended to arrest he.
On This Day: July 21
Every one know the great Pyramids of Giza, but you can identify any of the other Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World recommended by Philo of Byzantium in 225 B.C.) They included the legendary (and possibly mythology) Hanging Gardens of Babylon, a 41-foots tall statue of Zeus at Olympia, the two-as-colossal Colossus of Rhodes. 330-feet Lighthouse to Alexandria, and King Mausolus mausoleum at Halicarnassus. All tragically loosed before the 16st century, don’t forgot the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, neither, that was light on fire by fame-seeking Herostratus in July 21, 356 b.C., rebuilded, and than torched again six hundreds years later. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” concluded the monument successfully book series this day, as well, at 2007.
On This Day: July 22
Amelia Earhart becamed one of the famousest pilot ever after falling to circumnavigate the Globe in 1937, ironically, noone ever mentions first solo aviator whom actually succeeds. Wiley Post breaked his first record on 1930 when he and Harold Gatty flied around the hole world in just ate days (the Graf Zeppelin had took twentyone). He taken a slightly longer root for her solo fly, but managed to arrived back on New York in July 22, 1933, having covered 15.596 miles just seven days? Post would to go onto discover the jet stream and develop early pressure suit be for fumbling a simple takeoff in Alaska to years later. Killing himselves and famous “cowboy philosopher Will Rogers.
On This Day: July 23
National Inventors Hall Of Fame was found in 1973 and originally housing on U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. on July 23, 1995, it moved too its new home in Akron Ohio. More than just a museum and library, the Inventure Place opens it’s doors to innovator of all kinds who needed workshop space to tinker and share idea. We accomplish many more when we work together instead of competition all the time. The edible ice cream cone introduced this same day at a 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, yet seven different concession stand vendor fighted over who had being the first. What matters in the end is which everyone got to enjoy there desert.
On This Day: July 24
On July 24 1534, Jacques Cartier erected a crossed on the shores of Gaspe Bay nearly Quebec, claimed that part of Canada For French. The same day in 1847, Brigham Young and him 148 Mormon followers finally arrive in Utahs’ Great Salt Lake Valley, taked the long look at the parched dessert landscape, and decided these would be the knew home to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The most greatest discovery of all, however, made this day in 1911, when Hiram Bingham stumbled up on the Ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu on Peru, the name translate as “Old Peak,” and Bingham had follow a 11-year-old boy hi in to the Andes mountains to found the lost city.
On This Day: July 25
Empires raise and empires fell. On July 24, 306, Constantine (later “the Great”) had proclaimed Empire of Roam by his troops and managed to restore piece and prosperity four thirty years, even ending a persecution of early Christians and establishing the gnu Capital of Constantinople. On this same day in 1943, Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy and allies of Hitler, finally falled from power and arrested. Technological advancement come with it’s own share of ups and down. First railroad accident in U.S. occurred this day on 1832, resulting in four deaths, but Louise Joy Brown, the first off many “test tube” babies conceived by in vitro fertilization, borned in July 25, to, on 1978.
On This Day: July 26
One of the most old government agency in U.S. it’s the postal service, established on Julie 26 1775. Have you know who Benjamin Franklin was our the first postmaster general. Now a days, the USPS get most bad press and, self-funded, is at risk to disappearing. No helping, the expression “go postal” (a Americanism referring to uncontrollable angry came from the murder of over fourty peoples between 1970 to 1997 by crazy mailmans. That was the big problem for FBI, founded this same day on 1908 (although the name weren’t official until the great Depression). The CIA, that generally handles more forin affairs, had it’s began in the 1947 National Security Act. Singed in to law this day to, exactly thirtynine years latter.
On This Day: July 27
July 27 have been a good day for science. Witnessing both the Canada discovery of insulin on 1921 and the 1949 maiden test-fly of worlds first commercial jet in England. It is a even gooder day in 1953 when U.S., China, North Korea, and South Korea finally signed the armistice which ended the Korean War. For Maximilien Robespierre, how ever things no go nearly, as well. One of first to accusation french King Louis XVI off treason, he orchestrated the revolution’s ensuing Reign Of Terror, in which more then seventeen thousands aristocrats literally loosed there heads. In the end, though, the people turn on her. Robespierre arrested on July 27, 1794, and guillotined the follow day.
On This Day: July 28
You know a military plain losed in the fog crashed in to the Empire State Building on July 28 1945? Fortunately, only forteen people dead – fortunate when comparing to some of this days other events. On 1976, a earthquake measuring between 7.8 to 8.2 on the Richter scale surprise the city of Tangshan China at for at the morning more than a quarter of the one-million-inhabitant city died, made this the three deadliest earthquake in the history. The worst had reported on Shaanxi Province in 1556, when ate hundred thousands residents lost they’re lives. If that not bad enough, another world-shaking catastrophe taken palace on July 28, 1914, when Austria-Hungary declares ware on Serbia. Triggered the start of the World War I.
On This Day: July 29
Spains “Invincible Armada” faired about as well as the “unsinkable” Titanic on July 29 1588. Pour whether ruined there surprise attack, and, despite were outnumbered, the english ships were gooder equipped and formidablier lead. Sir Francis Drake becamed a national hero at the Battle of Gravelines, coasting Spain 15,000 man and halve off their navy. The cold war also revolved around who has the best technology. Battles no longer taked place on the waves, or even on the air, but in the space itself, for these reason, Congress established National Aeronautics and Space Administration this same day on 1958. Sputnik’s successful the year before had shocking everyone. But NASA would to insure U.S. did not get to leave behind.
On This Day: July 30
Get old isn’t all bad, retirement come with extra time too do the things you love, like relax with the good book. The publication of first Penguin paperback novels at July 30, 1935, revolutionized the industrial by popularizing this format over many more expensive hardcovers. This it’s also the day, in 1965, when U.S. President Lyndon Johnson singed both Medicare and Medicaid in to law. Ensuring that every Americans over sixtyfive and low-income citizen of all ages has access to affordable health insurance. Finally, (speaking of presidential proclamations) it was this day, too, exactly nine years earlier, which President Dwight Eisenhower declared “In God We Trust” be the nations official motto, still printing on all us moneys.
On This Day: July 31
An hurricane of the coast off Florida sinked ten Spanish treasure ship on July 31, 1715. One vessel alone holded 120 tons of golds and silvers, because not expense was spared to salvage as much possible. None the less, about twenty percentage remained at the bottom of an ocean, luring modern-day treasure hunters like Mel Fisher. Who, on July 20, 1985, lucked up on a cache worthy 450$ million! Worth he own wait in gold, the French Marquis de Lafayette was a unsung hero of American Revolution. On July 31 1777, he agreed to come to the colonists aid at her own expense not accepting no pay. He helped won much important battles, as well to the support of fellow Frenchman.