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This Day in History: July 29th

This Day in History: July 29th

Kathy Padden July 29, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 29, 1981 On July 29, 1981, the Fairytale Wedding of the Century took place at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The handsome prince stood at the altar awaiting his

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This Day in History: July 28th

This Day in History: July 28th

Kathy Padden July 28, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 28, 1794 On July 28, 1794, the man who was once the hero of the French Revolution suffered an astounding fall from grace. His zealousness and tireless devotion to

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This Day in History: July 25th

This Day in History: July 25th

Kathy Padden July 25, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 25, 306 Constantine the Great is probably best remembered for being the first Christian Roman emperor, but he was a ruler of historical significance for other reasons as well.

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This Day in History: July 24th

This Day in History: July 24th

Kathy Padden July 24, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 24, 1938 Although instant coffee had been around before this date, the instant coffee we know and love – or revile – today was introduced on July 24, 1938.

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This Day in History: July 23rd

This Day in History: July 23rd

Kathy Padden July 23, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 23, 1918 On July 23, 1918, an infant named Viola Cooper died from unexplained causes, and during the next several years there were several more unexplained deaths in Dannebrog,

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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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