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Andy Warhol and an oral presentation of the Declaration of Independence

On July 9 in:

 

1945, American author Dean Koontz  is born;

 

1962, Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles;

 

1776, George Washington orders the Declaration of Independence to be read aloud to members of the Continental Army in New York, New York             for the first time; 

 

1793, The Act Against Slavery is passed in Upper Canada and the importation of slaves into Lower Canada is prohibited and in;

 

1850, U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies and Millard Fillmore succeeds him as 13th President of the United States. 

Japan accepts terms of surrender and The Rocky Horror Picture Show debuts!

On August 14 in;

 

1040, King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland;

 

1935, The Social Security Act, creating a government pension system for the retired, is passed;

 

1936, Rainey Bethea is hanged in Ownesboro, Kentucky, in the last public execution in the United States;

 

1945, Japan accepts the Allied terms of surrender in WWII;

 

1975, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running release in film history, opens at the USA Theater in Westwood , Los Angeles, CA. and in 

 

2003, A widescale blackout affects the northeast United States and Canada. 

 

 

Army B-25 and the Kennewick Man is discovered

 

On July 28 in

 

1868, the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is certified, establishing African American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law;

 

1996, the remains of a prehistoric man are discovered near Kennewick, Washington.  These remains will be known as the Kennewick Man;

 

1540, Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason.  Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day;

 

1945, a United States Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26, and in

 

2002, nine coalminers trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours. 

Joe DiMaggio and a trip to the moon

On July 16 in:

 

1951, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is published;

 

1945, Manhattan Project:  The Atomic Age begins when the United States successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico;

 

1969, Apollo program:  Apollo 11, the first mission to land astronauts on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Kennedy, Florida;

 

1782, First performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail; 

 

1941, Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56the consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record;

 

1935, the world's first parking meter is installed in Oklahome City, Oklahoma; and in

 

1956, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes its very last "Big Tent" show in Pittsburgh, PA due to changing economics.  All subsequent circus shows will be held in arenas. 

Pluto, the Sun and water pollution

 

On June 22 in:

 

1945, the battle of Okinawa comes to an end;

 

1978, Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered by American astronomer James W. Christy;

 

1633, The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe in the form he presented it in, after heated controversy;

 

2009, Washington Metro train collision:  Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C. killing nine and injuring over 80 people; and in

 

1969, Cleveland's Cuyahoga River catches fire, triggering a crack-down on pollution in rivers.

Joan of Arc and goodbye Oldsmobile

1862, New Orleans, Louisiana falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut;

 

1945, the German army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies;

 

1967, after refusing induction into the U.S. Army the day before (citing religious reasons) Muhammed Ali is stripped of his boxing title;

 

2004, Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production;

 

1945, the Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops;

 

1916, Easter Rising:  Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin; and in

 

1429, Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans.

 

Joan of Arc and goodbye Oldsmobile

1862, New Orleans, Louisiana falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut;

 

1945, the German army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies;

 

1967, after refusing induction into the U.S. Army the day before (citing religious reasons) Muhammed Ali is stripped of his boxing title;

 

2004, Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production;

 

1945, the Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops;

 

1916, Easter Rising:  Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin; and in

 

1429, Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans.

 

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