Monthly Archives: July 2011

July 16th

On this day in 1951 – The novel “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger was first published.

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July 9th

On this day in 1877 – The All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club began its first lawn tennis tournament at Wimbledon.

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July 4th

On this day in 1776 – The Continental Congress adopted the “Declaration of Independence.” Fact of the Day: Fourth of July: The U.S. commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress in 1776 and celebrates this day as the nation’s birthday. … Continue reading

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July 7th

On this day in 1898 – The United States annexed Hawaii. Hawaii (also Hawai’i) comprises a group of over twenty islands and was first settled by Polynesians. It was visited by Captain James Cook in 1778 who called them the Sandwich Islands for the English … Continue reading

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