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On July 24:

Simon Bolivar (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Alexandre Dumas (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Amelia Earhart (Image Credit: WikiTree)










1783 - Simón Bolívar, Venezuelan general and liberator, 2nd President of Venezuela (d. 1830) (Simón Bolívar Day).
1802 - Alexandre Dumas*, French novelist and playwright (d. 1870) (The Count of Monte CristoThe Three Musketeers).
1897 - Amelia Earhart, American pilot and author (d. 1937).
1968 - Kristin Chenoweth, American Broadway and television actress and singer (Wicked).
1969 - Jennifer Lopez*, American actress, singer, and dancer.


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Peter Sellers (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

William J Brennan (Image Credit: Wikipedia)









1862 - Martin Van Buren, American lawyer and politician, 8th U.S. President (b. 1782).
1980 - Peter Sellers, English actor, singer, director, and screenwriter (b. 1925) (The Pink Panther).
1997 - William J. Brennan, Jr., American colonel, lawyer, and Supreme Court jurist (b. 1906)

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Brigham Young (Image Credit: WikiTree)









1534 – French explorer Jacques Cartier takes possession of Canada in the name of Francis I of France.
1567 - Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI.
1847 – After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, establishing Salt Lake City.
1959 – At the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev have a “Kitchen Debate“.
1974 - Watergate scandal: The U.S. Supreme Court orders President Nixon to surrender the White House tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.

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On July 23:

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Daniel Radcliffe (Image Credit: Wikipedia)










1649 – Pope Clement XI, a patron of the arts who saved much of Rome’s antiquity (d. 1721).
1891 - Harry Cohn*, American film president, film producer, co-founder of Columbia Pictures Corporation (d. 1958).
1892 - Haile Selassie*, Ethiopian emperor during the Italian invasion (d. 1975).
1961 - Woody Harrelson, American actor, activist, and playwright (The People vs. Larry FlyntCheers).
1989 - Daniel Radcliffe, English actor (Harry Potter).


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Ulysses S. Grant (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Philippe Petain (Image Credit: Wikipedia)










1793 - Roger Sherman, American lawyer and politician, signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution (b. 1721).
1885 - Ulysses S. Grant, American Civil War general, 18th U.S. President (b. 1822).
1948 - D. W. Griffith, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1875) (The Birth of a Nation).
1951 - Philippe Pétain*, French Marshal, Vichy Prime Minister, tried and convicted for treason after WW2 (b. 1856).
1966 - Montgomery Clift, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1920) (From Here to EternityJudgment at Nuremberg).
2011 - Amy Winehouse, English singer-songwriter (b. 1983).
2012 - Sally Ride, American physicist, the first American woman in space (b. 1951).

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Serbian ultimatum (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Treblinka (Image Credit: Wikipedia)











1829 - William Austin Burt* patents the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter.
1840 – The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union, merging the two Colonies of Upper and Lower Canada.
1862 – American Civil War: Henry Halleck* takes command of the Union Army, in the aftermath of the failed Peninsula Campaign in Virginia.
1914 – Austria-Hungary issues the July Ultimatum to Serbia after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Serbia accepts all but one of those demands, and Austria declares war on July 28.
1921 – The Communist Party of China (CPC) launches the founding National Congress, establishing the Chinese Communist party.
1942 - The Holocaust: The Treblinka extermination camp is opened in occupied Poland. Approximately 900,000 Jews were killed in its gas chambers.

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On July 17:

John Jacob Astor (Image Credit: WikiTree)

James Cagney (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Angela Merkel (Image Credit: WikiTree)








1744 - Elbridge Gerry, American merchant and politician, 5th U.S. Vice President (d. 1814) (gerrymandering).
1763 - John Jacob Astor, German-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1848).
1899 - James Cagney, American actor and dancer (d. 1986) (The Public EnemyYankee Doodle Dandy).
1912 - Art Linkletter*, Canadian-American radio and television host (d. 2010) (Kids Say the Darndest Things).
1917 - Phyllis Diller*, American actress, dancer, and voice artist (d. 2012) (Mad Monster Party).
1928 - Vince Guaraldi*, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1976) (Peanuts).
1935 - Donald Sutherland, Canadian actor and producer (M*A*S*HOrdinary People).
1952 - David Hasselhoff, American actor, singer, and producer.
1954 - Angela Merkel, German chemist and politician, 8th and current Chancellor of Germany.


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Nicholas II and family (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Walter Cronkite (Image Credit: WikiTree)









1762 - Peter III of Russia, assassinated (b. 1728).
1790 - Adam Smith, Scottish economist and philosopher (b. 1723) (the Wealth of Nations).
1793 - Charlotte Corday, French revolutionary who murdered Jacobin leader Jean-Paul Marat (b. 1768).
1845 - Charles Grey, English Earl and politician, British Prime Minister, who oversaw the abolition of slavery in the British Empire (b. 1764).
1918 – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his entire family are executed by Bolshevik Chekists in Yekaterinburg, Russia (b. 1868).
1959 - Billie Holiday, American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1915) (Lady Sings the Blues).
2009 - Walter Cronkite, American news journalist (b. 1916).

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Potsdam Conference (Image Credit: Wikipedia)











1429 - Hundred Years’ WarCharles VII of France is crowned the King of France in the Reims Cathedral after a successful campaign by Joan of Arc.
1453 - Battle of Castillon: The last battle of Hundred Years’ War.
1762 - Catherine II ”the Great” becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III.
1917 – During WW1, King George V changes the British Royal Family surname from the German Saxe-Coburg Gotha to Windsor.
1936 - Spanish Civil War: An Armed Forces rebellion against the recently elected leftist Popular Front government of Spain starts the civil war.
1945 – World War II: Potsdam Conference: The three leaders of the Allied nations, Winston ChurchillHarry S. Truman, and Joseph Stalin, decide the future of a defeated Germany.
1955 - Disneyland is dedicated and opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.
1975 - Apollo-Soyuz Test Project: An American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock in orbit, marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations.

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On July 16:

Joshua Reynolds (Image Credit: WikiTree)

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Roald Amundsen (Image Credit: WikiTree)











1194 - Clare of Assisi, Italian nun and saint, founded the Order of Poor Ladies (d. 1253).
1723 – Sir Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter and academic, a founder and first president of the Royal Academy of Arts (d. 1792).
1731 - Samuel Huntington, American jurist and politician, 18th Governor of Connecticut, signer of the Declaration of Independence, President of the Continental Congress (d. 1796).
1821 - Mary Baker Eddy, American religious leader and author, founded Christian Science (d. 1910).
1872 - Roald Amundsen, Norwegian pilot and explorer, the first to reach the South Pole (d. 1928).
1907 - Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (d. 1990) (Double Indemnity).
1911 - Ginger Rogers, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1995).
1967 - Will Ferrell*, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (Saturday Night LiveThe Producers).


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Mary Todd Lincoln (Image Credit: WikiTree)

John F Kennedy Jr (Image Credit: WikiTree)











1557 - Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of Henry VIII, who outlived the rest of Henry’s wives (b. 1515).
1882 - Mary Todd Lincoln, American wife of President Abraham Lincoln (b. 1818).
1999 - John F. Kennedy Jr., American lawyer and publisher, son of president JFK, dies when the plane he was piloting crashes off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts (b. 1960).
1960 - Albert Kesselring*, German WW2 field marshal (b. 1881).
2012 - Stephen Covey, American businessman and author (b. 1932) (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People).

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Manhattan Project (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Apollo 11 (Image Credit: Wikipedia)








622 - Hijra: The beginning of the Islamic calendar. Muhammad begins his flight from Mecca to Medina.
1054 - East–West Schism: Three Roman legates break relations between Western and Eastern Christian Churches by placing an invalidly-issued Papal bull of Excommunication on the altar of Hagia Sophia.
1377 - Richard II of England is crowned, at age 10, after his grandfather Edward III dies (Richard II).
1779 – American Revolution: Battle of Stony Point NY: Light infantry of the Continental Army under General “Mad Anthony” Wayne seize a fortified British Army position in a bayonet attack.
1790 – The District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.) is established as the U.S. capital.
1861 – American Civil War: Union troops begin a 25-mile march to Manassas, Virginia for what will become the First Battle of Bull Run, the first major battle of the war.
1945 - Manhattan Project: The U.S. successfully detonates a plutonium-based nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico, the first atomic explosion. The USS Indianapolis leaves San Francisco with the atomic bomb “Little Boy” bound for Tinian Island.
1960 – The submarine USS George Washington successfully launches the first SLBM while submerged.
1964 - Republican presidential nominee Barry M. Goldwater says: “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice” and “moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”
1969 - Apollo 11, the first mission to land astronauts on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
1990 – The Parliament of the Ukrainian SSR declares state sovereignty over the Ukraine.

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