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JULY 22

Kristina Iudica was born

Karen Grupinski was born.

Kevin Donohue was born.

 

1933 - Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world.

1934 - John Dillinger was shot to death outside Chicago's Biograph Theater.

 

JULY 23

Clifford Baumann was born.

John Moroney was born.

 

1903 – The Ford Motor Company sells its first car.

 

JULY 24

Patty Cashman was born.

Kathie Hillis was born.

 

1974 - The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon had to turn over White House tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.

2002 - Nine coal miners were trapped in a mine in Pennsylvania. All were rescued three days later.

 

JULY 25

Paul Zinskie was born.

 

1952 - Puerto Rico became a commonwealth of the United States.

1978 - The world's first test-tube baby, Louise Joy Brown, was born in Lancashire, England.

 

JULY 26

Susan Rothstein was born.

Anne Lynch Keenan was born.

Moe McNicholas 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

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.

 

1794 - 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.

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