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Today in History – July 31

Today in History – July 31 On July 31, 1816, George H. Thomas was born in Southampton County, Virginia.  Continue reading. Patrick Francis Healy, SJ, was inaugurated as president of Georgetown University on July 31, 1874.  Continue reading. Click here to search Today in History for other historic moments.…
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Today in History – July 30

Today in History – July 30 On July 30, 1932, United States Vice President Charles Curtis declared, “I proclaim open the Olympic Games of Los Angeles, celebrating the tenth Olympiad of the modern era.”   Continue reading. Automobile manufacturer Henry Ford was born on July 30,1863, on his family’s farm in…
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Today in History – July 29

Today in History – July 29 On July 29, 1858, the United States and Japan signed the Treaty of Amity and Commerce (the Harris Treaty).  Continue reading. Don Carter, one of the greatest professional bowlers of all time, was born in St.…
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Today in History – July 28

Today in History – July 28 On July 28, 1868, Secretary of State William Seward issued a proclamation certifying without reservation that the Fourteenth Amendment was a part of the United States Constitution.  Continue reading. One of America’s most prominent first ladies, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was born on July…
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Today in History – July 27

Today in History – July 27 Architect Cyrus Lazelle Warner Eidlitz was born on July 27, 1853, in New York City.  Continue reading. On July 27, 1946, American avant-garde writer and art connoisseur Gertrude Stein died in France.  Continue reading.…
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Today in History – July 26

Today in History – July 26  On July 26, 1788, the Convention of the State of New York, meeting in Poughkeepsie, voted to ratify the Constitution of the United States.  Continue reading. Joseph Jenkins Roberts declared Liberia, formerly a colony of the American Colonization Society, an independent republic on July…
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