Monthly Archives: July 2012

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On this day in 1971 – The Apollo 15 astronauts drove a car on the Moon.

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On this day in 1975 – Former Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in suburban Detroit.  Although presumed dead, his remains have never been found.

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On this day in 1981 – Britain’s Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Nearly one billion television viewers in 74 countries tuned in.

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On this day in 1896 – The city of Miami, Florida, was incorporated. I hope you don’t mind a personal indulgence for today’s feature!

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On this day in 1995 – The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C., by President Bill Clinton and South Korean President Kim Young-sam.    

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On this day in 1990 – U.S. President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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On this day in 1952 – Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth of the United States

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On this day in 1897 – Amelia Earhart, American aviator was born (1897-1937). She was the first woman to cross the Atlantic by airplane(1928) and the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic (1932). She was also the first person to fly alone from Honolulu to California and to solo nonstop from California to Mexico (both: 1935). In 1937, she attempted with a copilot, Frederick J. Noonan, to fly around the world at the equator, but her plane was lost on the flight between New Guinea and Howland Island.

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On this day in 2000 – American Tiger Woods, at age 24, became the youngest golfer to win the career Grand Slam with a record-breaking performance in the British Open.  Just 12 short years ago…

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On this day in 1934 – Notorious criminal John Dillinger, America’s “Public Enemy No. 1,” was shot and killed outside a Chicago theater by federal agents.         http://www.mugshots.com

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