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JULY 26

Susan Rothstein was born.

Moe McNicholas was born.

One month before, Jean Mullen was born.

 

1788 - New York became the 11th state in the United States.

1947 - President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act, creating the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

 

JULY 27

Sal John Cori was born.

 

1974 - The House Judiciary Committee voted to impeach Richard Nixon for obstructing justice in the Watergate case.

1996 - A pipe bomb exploded in an Atlanta park during the Olympic Games.

 

JULY 28

Eileen McCarthy was born.

Robert Ostrander was born.

Michael O’Brien was born.

Anna Winarksi-Tarbell was born.

 

1794 - Maximilien Robespierre, one of the leading figures of the French Revolution, was sent to the guillotine.

2002 - Nine Pennsylvania coal miners were rescued after 77 hours of being trapped in a mine shaft.

 

JULY 29

Kathy Pastina was born.

Lisa Marie Hanna was born.

 

1958 - President Eisenhower signed the congressional act that created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and was authorized by Congress.

1981 - Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, married Lady Diana Spencer.

 

JULY 30

Sharon Gabriel was born.

 

1956 - The phrase "In God We Trust" was adopted as the U.S. national motto.

2002 - Lisa Leslie became the first woman to dunk in a professional basketball game.

 

JULY 31

1954 - Mount Godwin-Austen (K2), the world's second-highest peak, was climbed for the first time, by an Italian team led by Ardito Desio.

 

AUGUST 1

Sarah Romulo was born.

 

1981 - MTV made its debut at 12:01 AM. The first video shown was Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles.

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