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This Day in History for July 22 – John Dillinger Killed and More

1933 – Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the world, traveling 15,596 miles in seven days, 18 hours and 45 minutes (More info)

1934 – Outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater, “Public Enemy No. 1″ — John Dillinger — is killed by FBI agents (More info)

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This Day in History for July 20 – Apollo 11 Lands and More

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1903 – Ford Motor Company ships its first car (More info)

1960 – Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Ceylon — now Sri Lanka — is elected as Prime Minister, thus becoming the world’s first elected female head of government (More info)

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This Day in History for July 19 – First Women’s Rights Convention and More

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1692 – Five women are hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Mass. (More info)

1848 – The first women’s rights convention, called by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia C. Mott, was held in Seneca Falls, N.Y. (More info)

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This Day in History for July 18 – ‘Mein Kampf’ Published and More

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64 – A great fire begins that ultimately destroys most of Rome (More info)

1925 – Adolf Hitler publishes the first volume of his personal manifesto, ‘Mein Kampf’ (More info)

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This Day in History for July 17 – Disneyland Opens and More

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1762 – Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III (More info)

1898 – Spain surrenders to the United States at Santiago, Cuba, ending the Spanish-American War (More info)

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This Day in History for July 16 – Apollo 11 Launches and More

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1790 – The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States (More info)

1969 – The first manned space mission to land on the Moon, Apollo 11, launches (More info)

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This Day in History for July 13 – Hollywood Sign Dedication and More

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1863 – In New York City, opponents of the draft begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in U.S. history (More info)

1923 – The Hollywood sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Los Angeles; it originally reads Hollywoodland but the four last letters are dropped after a 1949 renovation (More info)

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This Day in History for July 12 – Mondale Chooses Ferraro and More

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1543 – King Henry VIII marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr (More info)

1861 – Wild Bill Hickok gains fame as a gunfighter after he coolly shoots three men in his first shootout (More info)

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This Day in History for July 11 – Burr-Hamilton Duel and More

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1804 – Vice President Aaron Burr fatally wounds Alexander Hamilton in a duel (More info)

1922 – The Hollywood Bowl, one of the world’s largest natural amphitheaters, opens in Los Angeles (More info)

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This Day in History for July 10 – Scopes Trial Begins and More

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1925 – A high school science teacher named John T. Scopes, accused of teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee law, is prosecuted in what would come to be known as the Scopes Monkey Trial (More info)

1966 – The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field (More info)

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