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#337 Jun 20, 2013
840 - Vikings sailed up the Seine in France as far as Rouen, for the first time.

1756 - In India, over 140 British subjects were imprisoned in a cell called "the Black Hole of Calcutta" only 23 survived.

1893 - A jury in New Bedford, Massachusetts, found Lizzie Borden innocent of the ax murders of her father and stepmother.

1898 - During the Spanish-American War, the USS Charleston captured the Spanish-ruled island of Guam.

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#338 Jun 21, 2013
1788 - The Constitution of the United States of America went into effect as New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it.

1989 - The Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag as a form of political protest is protected by the First Amendment.

2006 - Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix and Hydra.

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#339 Jun 24, 2013
1922 - The American Professional Football Association changed its name to the National Football League.

1953 - John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier announced their engagement.

1997 - The U.S. Air Force released a report on the so-called "Roswell Incident," saying the alien bodies witnesses reported seeing in 1947 were probably life-sized dummies.

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#340 Jun 25, 2013
1906 - A love triangle came to a violent end on top of New York's Madison Square Garden as architect Stanford White, the building's designer, was shot to death by Harry Thaw, the jealous husband of Evelyn Nesbit.

1951 - The first color commercial television broadcast took place, on CBS from New York.

1962 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a prayer read aloud in public schools violated the 1st Amendment's separation of church and state.

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#341 Jun 26, 2013
1819 - The bicycle was patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr. of New York City.

1974 - The Universal Product Code (bar code) was introduced on a pack of Wrigley's gum.

1997 - U.S. mathematician Andrew Wiles was awarded the Wolfskehl Prize for solving Fermat's Last Theorem, the most notorious problem in mathematics.

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#342 Jun 27, 2013
1829 - English scientist James Smithson died after a long illness, leaving behind a will which established the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; it provided for a museum, a library, and a program of research, publication, and collection in the sciences, arts, and history.

1929 - Scientists at Bell Laboratories revealed a system for transmitting television pictures.

2003 - More than 735,000 phone numbers were registered on the first day of a national do-not-call list aimed at blocking unwelcome solicitations from telemarketers.

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#343 Jun 28, 2013
1778 - Molly Pitcher (Mary Hays), wife of an American artilleryman, carried water to the soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth.

1914 - Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife, Sofia, were assassinated in Sarajevo by a Serb nationalist; it was the event which triggered World War I.

1951 - "Amos 'N' Andy" premiered on TV, the first series to have an all-black cast.

1969 - A police raid of the Stonewall Inn--a gay club located on New York City's Christopher Street--turned violent. This incident is regarded as the spark for the gay liberation movement.
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#344 Jun 28, 2013
Battle of sullivans island 1779 at 9 am

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#345 Jul 1, 2013
1838 - Charles Darwin presented a paper on his theory of evolution to the Linnean Society in London.

1874 - The first zoo in the United States opened, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1963 - The U.S. Post Office began using the 5-digit ZIP Code system.

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#346 Jul 2, 2013
1881: Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President James Garfield, who would eventually die from infection on Sept. 19.

1937: Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.

1947: An object crashes near Roswell, N.M. The U.S. Army Air Force insists it's a weather balloon, but eyewitness accounts lead to speculation that it might have been an alien spacecraft.

1962: The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, AR.

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#347 Jul 3, 2013
321 - Sunday was designated a day of rest by Roman Emperor Constantine I.

1863 - The three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, ended in a major victory for the North as Confederate troops retreated.

1954 - Nearly nine years after the end of the World War II, food rationing in Britain finally ended.

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#348 Jul 3, 2013
Today celebrates the 130th anniversary of the birth of noted author Franz Kafka. Franz Kafka was a German-language writer of novels and short stories, regarded by critics as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Kafka strongly influenced genres such as existentialism.
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#349 Jul 4, 2013
Charles R Darwin wrote:
321 - Sunday was designated a day of rest by Roman Emperor Constantine I.
1863 - The three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, ended in a major victory for the North as Confederate troops retreated.
1954 - Nearly nine years after the end of the World War II, food rationing in Britain finally ended.
If big-boned Gorge had been adhering to Sunday being a day of rest, he wouldn't be in court now.
What does his Catholic upbringing say about Sunday? I do my grocery shopping on Monday morning.
A few times I stopped to pick up an item after a Sunday meeting and the cashier told me a little after
7 p.m. the store gets interesting. I found this to be correct. I quit stopping even to pick up random items. Monday morning is a whole lot better! Why didn't Gorge think of that? Besides, who cooks for the whole week on Sunday night? He just makes stuff up as he goes along and thinks no one will notice. Like a little kid, he had to look for cues from his attorney. Duh.

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#350 Jul 5, 2013
1865 - William Booth founded the Salvation Army, in London

1946 - The bikini, designed by Louis Reard, made its debut during an outdoor fashion show in Paris.

1989 - The sitcom Seinfeld aired its first episode.

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#351 Jul 8, 2013
1776 - In Philadelphia, the Liberty Bell rang from the tower of the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall), summoning citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.

1835 - The Liberty Bell cracked when it was rung in honor of Chief Justice John Marshall, who had recently died.

1881 - The first ice cream sundae was served -- by accident by druggist Edward Berner of Two Rivers, Wisconsin. He scooped ice cream into a dish and poured the flavoring syrup for soda water (not allowed on Sundays) on top.

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#352 Jul 9, 2013
1877: Alexander Graham Bell (pictured), his father-in-law Gardiner Greene Hubbard, Thomas Sanders and Thomas Watson form the Bell Telephone Company.

1918: An inbound local train in Nashville, Tenn., collides with an outbound express train, killing 101 people and injuring 171 more, making it the deadliest rail accident in United States history.

1958: Lituya Bay in southeastern Alaska is hit by a megatsunami. The wave is recorded at 1,720 feet high, the largest in recorded history.

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#353 Jul 10, 2013
1821: The United States takes possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain.

1962: Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit. It successfully relayed through space the first television pictures, telephone calls and fax images, and provided the first live transatlantic television feed.

1985: Coca-Cola resumes selling the old formula of Coke, renaming it "Coca-Cola Classic." The company also announced it would continue to sell "New" Coke.

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#354 Jul 12, 2013
1960 - The first Etch-A-Sketch toy went on sale.

1976 - The game show "Family Feud" had its TV premiere.

1997 - A computer employee at Network Solutions, Inc. in Herndon, Virginia, ignored malfunction warnings and caused seven of the world's nine root servers to corrupt all the data sent to them, causing the Internet to break down.

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#355 Jul 15, 2013
1795 - The "La Marseillaise," written by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle in 1792, was officially adopted as the French national anthem.

1806 - Zebulon Pike set off with an expedition to explore the American Southwest.

1870 - Georgia became the last Confederate state readmitted to the Union.

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#356 Jul 16, 2013
1935 - The first parking meters were installed, in Oklahoma City.

1945 - The United States exploded its first experimental atomic bomb, in the New Mexico desert.

1951 - The novel "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger was first published.

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