Friday, July 21, 2017

You Never Know


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22 July, 1937 - U.S.A. Supreme Court
22nd July, 1937 : President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed to add five new justices to the Supreme Court, this was because the Supreme Court were overturning many of his programs and he believed if he placed an additional 5 new justices chosen by him he would get his legislation through. Much to his dismay the Senate turned down his proposal. 

Taken from:http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/july22nd.html 

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21 July, 1925 - U.S.A. The Monkey Trial
21st July, 1925 : John T. Scopes convicted of violating Tennessee state law for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in the "Monkey Trial." The conviction was later overturned. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/july21st.html

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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20 July, 1923 - Mexico Pancho Villa
20th July, 1923 : Francisco Villa (Pancho Villa) is assassinated in Parral, Chihuahua, in his car and the assassins were never arrested. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/july20th.html

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Success from Taylor Swift




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19 July, 1969 - Space Apollo 11
19th July, 1969 : Apollo 11 prepare for the next days historic event by going into orbit around the moon. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/july19th.html


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

This Day In History


18 July, 1925 - Germany Mein Kampf
18th July, 1925 : Nazi leader Adolf Hitler publishes the first volume of his personal manifesto, Mein Kampf which was a bitter and turgid narrative filled with anti-Semitic outpourings, disdain for morality, worship of power, and the blueprints for his plan of Nazi world domination. 

Taking from:http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/july18th.html

Monday, July 17, 2017

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1955 U.S.A. Disneyland Jul. 17th 1955 : Disneyland in Anaheim, California opens to invited guests only. More than 30,000 guests showed up to participate in one of the largest theme parks in the world at the time 

Taken from:http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/july17th.html

Friday, July 14, 2017

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1969 U.S.A. Apollo 11 16th July 1969 : Apollo 11 astronauts were launched into space on a Saturn 5 rocket launched from Cape Kennedy at 9:32 a.m. hoping to be the first men to land on the moon. 
The crew consisted of 
Neil Armstrong, Commander 
Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, Lunar Module Pilot 
Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot 
It's estimated more than a million people watched the launch at Cape Kennedy in Florida. Apollo 11 is scheduled to make it's moon landing in four days time on Sunday July 20th if all goes well. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/july16th.html

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1933 China Yellow River Mass Flooding Jul. 15th 1933 : Hundreds of thousands of Chinese peasants are homeless due to the Yellow River overrunning it's dykes and flooding thousands of acres of land. Famine is now also affecting these men, women and children and hundreds are now dying from starvation. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/july15th.html


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July 14, 1789 Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops storm and dismantle the Bastille, a royal fortress and prison that had come to symbolize the tyranny of the Bourbon monarchs. This dramatic action signaled the beginning of the French Revolution, a decade of political turmoil and terror in which King Louis XVI was overthrown and tens of thousands of people, including the king and his wife Marie-Antoinette, were executed.

Taken from:  http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/french-revolutionaries-storm-bastille


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Make Your Life Spectacular!






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13 July, 1943 - Russia World War II Tank Battle
13th July, 1943 : The biggest tank battle in history The Battle of Kursk, involving 6,000 tanks, two million men, and 5,000 aircraft, ends the German offensive of Russia. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/this-day-in-history.html


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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12 July, 1962 - The Rolling Stones
12th July, 1962 : The Rolling Stones give their first public performance at the Marquee Club in London, the original band included singer Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards and Brian Jones, bassist Dick Taylor, and drummer Mick Avory. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/july12th.html

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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11 July, 1944 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt
11th July, 1944 : President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared that he would accept a nomination to run for president of the United States for the fourth time. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/july11th.html

Monday, July 10, 2017

TED Talk - Step Outside Your Comfort Zone





This Day In History


10 July, 1925 - Scopes "Monkey" Trial Begins
10th July, 1925 : John T. Scopes, a science teacher in Tennessee, was charged with violating the state's Butler Act, which made it illegal to teach evolution in Tennessee schools. The trial was based on the charge he did unlawfully and willfully teach in Tennessee schools certain theories that deny the story of the divine creation of man as told in the Bible. He was found guilty on July 21stand received a $100 fine. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/july10th.html

Sunday, July 9, 2017

This Day In History


9 July, 1941 - UK Enigma Code Broken
9th July, 1941 : British cryptologists break the secret code (Enigma) used by the German army to direct ground-to-air operations on the Eastern front. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/july9th.html


Friday, July 7, 2017

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8 July, 2000 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
8th July, 2000 : The latest Harry Potter book has been released and for the first time a Harry Potter book is released simultaneously on both sides of the Atlantic. This is the forth book in the Harry Potter series and the initial run is over 5 million books with many book sellers opened at midnight for devoted followers to get their copy. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/july8th.html

Be Kind to Yourself


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7 July, 2007 - Seven Wonders of the Modern World
7th July, 2007 : An official declaration of the new Seven Wonders of the Modern World was made determined from a worldwide poll organized by the New7Wonders Foundation. The New Wonders of the World are: 
1. The Great Wall of China (It is the largest man made monument ever to have been built and is visible from space.) 
2. Petra, Jordan (Petra On the edge of the Desert, was the glittering capital of the Nabataean empire of King Aretas IV) 
3. Christ Redeemer Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Statue of Jesus stands some 38 meters tall, atop the Corcovado mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro) 
4. Machu Picchu, Peru (Ancient Inca City built by the Incan Emperor Pachacútec halfway up the Andes Plateau, and deep in the Amazon jungle) 
5. Pyramid at Chichén Itzá, Mexico (the most famous Mayan temple city, served as the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization) 
6. The Roman Colosseum, Italy (This great amphitheater in the center of Rome to celebrate the glory of the Roman Empire) 
7. The Taj Mahal, India (This immense mausoleum by the fifth Muslim Mogul emperor, to honor the memory of his beloved late wife) 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/july7th.html

Thursday, July 6, 2017

This Day In History


6 July, 1942 - Holland Anne Frank
6th July, 1942 : Anne Frank and her family take refuge in a secret sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehouse to escape being sent to Nazi concentration camps. In 1944 the Nazi Gestapo discovered the hiding place and the family was shipped off to a concentration camp, Anne Frank died in 1945 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany of typhus. 

Taken from:http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/july6th.html




Wednesday, July 5, 2017

This Day In History


5 July, 1996 - Scotland Dolly the Sheep
5th July, 1996 : The first cloning of an animal by scientists was revealed by the Roslin Institute in Scotland when Dolly the Sheep was cloned from tissue taken from a 6 year old ewe's udder. 

Taken from:http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/july5th.html

Monday, July 3, 2017

All Men are Created Equal


I love what Milk says!

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4 July, 1776 - US Declaration of Independence
4th July, 1776 : The United States Declaration of Independence Written primarily by Thomas Jefferson is adopted by the Continental Congress and signed by 56 delegates to the Continental Congress from the Thirteen British colonies established on the Atlantic coast of North America between 1607 and 1733. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/july4th.html



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3 July, 1968 - Vietnam Heavy U.S. Casualties
3rd July, 1968 : Figures released show that more Americans were killed during the first six months of 1968 than in all of 1967 and were a direct result of the communist Tet Offensive. Combined with heavy U.S. casualties and disillusionment with President Johnson's conduct of the Vietnam war his popularity with the people continued to decrease causing him to decide he would neither seek nor accept the nomination of his party for re-election. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/july3rd.html

Sunday, July 2, 2017

This Day In History


On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress, assembled in Philadelphia, formally adopts Richard Henry Lee’s resolution for independence from Great Britain. The vote is unanimous, with only New York abstaining.

Taken from: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-votes-for-independence

“The Second Day of July 1776 will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. . . . It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires, and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
 John Adams to Abigail Adams, July 3, 1776

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