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Today in History - July 19

Saturday, Jul 19 2014 by kjfitz
1874 - The cornerstone of Holy Name Cathedral was laid.



2010 - Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign from her appointed position as Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture.



  


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Madonna of the Trail

Friday, Jul 18 2014 by kjfitz
Madonna of the Trail is a series of 12 monuments dedicated to the pioneer women of the United States. The monuments were commissioned by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR).



  


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Today in History - July 18

Friday, Jul 18 2014 by kjfitz
1944 - The WWII battle to liberate Ancona, Poland ended.



1975 - The First Church of Christ, Scientist, was added to the National Register of Historic Places.



  


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Ten Bridges in Paris

Thursday, Jul 17 2014 by kjfitz
Paris has some amazing bridges. From the oldest (The New Bridge, oddly enough) to the gaudiest (Pont Alexander). These are just a few of the more popular bridges.



  


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Today in History - July 17

Thursday, Jul 17 2014 by kjfitz
1993 - Track cyclist Graeme Obree set a new Hour record at Vikingskipet Olympic Arena.



1996 - Trans World Airlines Flight 800 exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near East Moriches, New York killing 230 people.



  


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Los Angeles Class Submarines

Wednesday, Jul 16 2014 by kjfitz
The Los Angeles class submarines have been the primary class of Fast Attack submarine in the US Navy for most of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. The class is being replaced by the newer Seawolf class. 62 boats were built of which 40 remain in service.



  


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Today in History - July 16

Wednesday, Jul 16 2014 by kjfitz
1790 - The Residence Act approved the creation of Washington, DC.



1969 - Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins were launched from Cape Kennedy in Apollo 11.



  


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Elephants in Murals

Tuesday, Jul 15 2014 by kjfitz


  


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Today in History - July 15

Tuesday, Jul 15 2014 by kjfitz
2008 - The Sheboygan Hmong Memorial was dedicated.



2009 - The Rialto Cinemas Cerrito reopened with 287 seats.



  


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This Week's Birthdays - Week of July 14

Monday, Jul 14 2014 by kjfitz
July 14, 1913 - Gerald Rudolph "Jerry" Ford, Jr., the 38th President of the United States.



July 15, 1956 - Joseph "Joe" Satriani, an American instrumental rock guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and multiple Grammy Award nominee.



July 16, 1968 - Barry Sanders, a former American football running back who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.



July 17, 1898 - Berenice Abbott, an American photographer best known for her black-and-white photography of New York City architecture and urban design of the 1930s.



July 18, 1912 - Matthew "Mack" Robinson, an American athlete, setting a world record and winning a silver medal in the Olympics.



July 19, 1946 - Suzanne de Passe, an American television, music and film producer as well as the Co-Chairman of de Passe Jones Entertainment Group.



July 20, 1873 - Alberto Santos-Dumont, a Brazilian aviation pioneer.



  


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