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July 3

Patricia Rorke was born.

John McGunigle was born.

 

1890 - Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States.

1962 - Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

July 4

The United States of America was born.

Neil Rowe was born.

Christine Mahoney-Schneider was born.

 

1826- Former presidents, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died.

1831 - Former president, James Monroe died.

 

July 5

1811 - Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain.

1996 - Dolly, the first sheep cloned from adult cells, was born.

 

July 6

Kathy McCormack was born.

Donald Gallagher was born.

Norrin Radd was born.

 

1535 - Sir Thomas More was beheaded after refusing to join Henry VIII's Church of England.

1944 - A fire caused by inept fire-eaters in the main tent of the Ringling Brothers Circus in Hartford, Conn., killed over 160 people.

 

JULY 7

Eileen McLaughlin was born.

Christine Stengel Puma was born.

Michael Herman was born.

 

1946 - Italian-born Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini was canonized, becoming the first American saint.

1981 - President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor for the Supreme Court.

 

JULY 8

Patty Marsibilio was born.

Thomas Thompson was born.

Laura Johnson-Rivera was born.

Anthony Girlando was born.

Bianca Fortis was born.

 

1950 - General Douglas MacArthur was named commander-in-chief of the United Nations forces in Korea.

 

JULY 9

Joe Lupo was born.

Tom Jodice was born.

 

1997 - Boxer Mike Tyson was temporarily banned from boxing for biting Evander Holyfield's ear.   

 

JULY 10

1973 - The Bahamas became independent from Great Britain.

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