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This Day in History: July 22nd

This Day in History: July 22nd

Kathy Padden July 22, 2014 1

This Day In History July 22, 1991 “I have to question whether there is an evil force in the world and whether or not I have been influenced by it. Although I am not

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This Day in History: July 21st

This Day in History: July 21st

Kathy Padden July 21, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 21, 356 BCE On July 21, 356 B.C.E., a man named Herostratus deliberately set fire to the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus in modern-day Turkey, a beloved architectural marvel

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This Day in History: July 18th

This Day in History: July 18th

Kathy Padden July 18, 2014 1

This Day In History July 18, 1984 On July 18, 1984, 21 people lost their lives and another 19 were injured when James Oliver Huberty went on a shooting rampage in a McDonald’s just

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This Day in History: July 17th

This Day in History: July 17th

Kathy Padden July 17, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 17, 1917 By the summer of 1917, the British Royal family was in quite a pickle. Although King George V was the reigning monarch of the Great Britain, his

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This Day in History: July 16th

This Day in History: July 16th

Kathy Padden July 16, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 16, 1999 Friday, July 16, 1999 was one of those hazy, hot and humid July evenings in the northeast that everyone remembers fondly when buried in January snowdrifts. It’s

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This Day in History: July 15th

This Day in History: July 15th

Kathy Padden July 15, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 15, 1099 “Christians, hasten to help your brothers in the East, for they are being attacked. Arm for the rescue of Jerusalem under your captain Christ. Wear his cross

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This Day in History: July 14th

This Day in History: July 14th

Kathy Padden July 14, 2014 0

This Day In History: July 14, 1881 On July 14, 1881, one of the Old West’s best known and yet most misunderstood outlaws was gunned down by an ambush when he walked into a

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This Day in History: July 11th

This Day in History: July 11th

Kathy Padden July 11, 2014 0

This Day In History: July 11, 1656 “Why was it that the coming of two women so shook ye, as if a formidable army had invaded your borders.” – George Bishop On July 11,

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This Day in History: July 10th

This Day in History: July 10th

Kathy Padden July 10, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 10, 1553 On July 10, 1553, Lady Jane Grey, the great-niece of King Henry VIII, ascended the throne of England as the result of a plot masterminded by John

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This Day in History: July 9th

This Day in History: July 9th

Kathy Padden July 9, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 9, 1795 On July 9, 1795, James Swan, an American businessman and Revolutionary patriot, liquidated the debt the U.S. government owed to the country of France, agreeing to pay

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This Day in History: July 8th

This Day in History: July 8th

Kathy Padden July 8, 2014 4

This Day In History: July 8, 52 B.C.E. On July 8, 52 C.E., Julius Caesar conquered a small fishing village in Gaul (modern-day France) called Lutetia Parisiorum, which over the centuries would become one

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This Day in History: July 7th

This Day in History: July 7th

Kathy Padden July 7, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 7, 1983 On July 7, 1983, an 11-year-old American girl from Manchester, Maine began a two-week tour of the Soviet Union at the invitation of Yuri Andropov after she

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This Day in History: July 4th

This Day in History: July 4th

Kathy Padden July 4, 2014 2

This Day In History: July 4, 1826 On July 4, 1826, two old friends, and adversaries, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died within five hours of one another, and the story goes that the

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This Day in History: July 3rd

This Day in History: July 3rd

Kathy Padden July 3, 2014 0

This Day In History July 3, 1971 While most everyone else was singing about incense and peppermints and feeling groovy in the 1960s, there was one group that dared to explore the darker side

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This Day in History: July 2nd

This Day in History: July 2nd

Kathy Padden July 2, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 2, 1937 Legendary pilot Amelia Earhart (also known as “Lady Lindy,”) thrilled the aviation-crazy public of the ‘20s and ‘30s with her ground breaking accomplishments. She was the first

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This Day in History: July 1st

This Day in History: July 1st

Kathy Padden July 1, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 1, 1874 On July 1, 1874, a little four-year-old boy from Germantown, PA had the tragic distinction of being the first known kidnapping victim held for ransom in United

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This Day in History: June 30th

This Day in History: June 30th

Kathy Padden June 30, 2014 2

This Day In History: June 30, 1934 “If anyone reproaches me and asks why I did not resort to the regular courts of justice, then all I can say is this: In this hour

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This Day in History: June 27th

This Day in History: June 27th

Kathy Padden June 27, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 27, 1829 On June 27, 1829, James Smithson died in Genoa, Italy at the age of 64 after a long illness. He wrote his will three years prior to

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