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Today In History - July 23
Today in History in 1885 Ulysses S. Grant, 18th US President (1869-77) and Union general, dies in Mount McGregor, N.Y. at age 63; in 1925 N.Y. Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his first of 23 career grand slammers; and in 1973 President Richard M. Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes.
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Today In History - July 22
Today in History in 1775 George Washington took command of the U.S. troops; in 1918 lightning killed 504 sheep in Utah’s Wasatch National Park; and in 1975 the U.S. House of Representatives voted to restore citizenship to General Robert E. Lee.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Today In History - July 21
Today in History in 365 Crete Earthquake followed by a tsunami allegedly destroyed Alexandria; in 1873 the Jesse James and James Younger gang held up their first train; and in 1969 Neil Armstrong stepped on the Moon.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Today In History - July 20
Today in History in 1881 Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull surrendered to US federal troops; in 1917 WW I draft lottery was held with #258 being drawn first; and in 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from Apollo11 become first men on the Moon.
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Today In History - July 19
Today in History in 1553 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey deposed as England's Queen after 9 days; in 1848 the first U.S. women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York; and in 1984 Geraldine A. Ferraro won the Democratic Vice Presidential nomination.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Today In History - July 18
Today in History in 1768 “Liberty Song” was America’s first patriotic song published; in 1864 President Lincoln asked for 500,000 volunteers for military service; and in 1938 Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan arrived in Ireland – he left New York for California.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Today In History - July 17
Today in History 1585 the English secret service discovered a murder plot against Queen Elizabeth I; in 1917 by Royal Proclamation the British Royal family name was changed to Windsor; and  in 1918 Nicholas II Alexandrovich, last Tsar of Russia, his family and staff were executed.
Monday, July 17, 2017

Today In History - July 16
Today in History in 1755 John Adams graduated from Harvard; in 1857 Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson married Mary Anna Morrison in Lincoln County, N.C.; in 1951 the novel “Catcher in Rye” by J.D. Salinger was published; and in 1969 Apollo 11, carrying the first me to land on the Moon was launched.
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Today In History - July 15
Today in History in 1799 the Rosetta Stone was found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign; and in 1965 "Mariner IV" sends back the first pictures of Mars.
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Today In History - July 14
Today in History in 1789 the French Revolution began with the fall of Bastille; in 1870 the U.S. Congress granted Mary Todd a life pension; and in 1969 the U.S. officially withdrew from circulation the $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills.
Friday, July 14, 2017

Today In History - July 13
Today in History in 1836 US Patent #1 was granted for locomotive wheels (after 9,957 unnumbered patents); in 1865 “Go west young man” Horace Greeley advised his readers; and in 1923 the Hollywood Sign was officially dedicated (originally was Hollywoodland).
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Today In History - July 12
Today in History the following notables were born: 1817 Henry David Thoreau (Walden Pond) in Concord, Mass.; 1854 George Eastman (Kodak Camera inventor) in Waterville, New York; 1884 Louis B. Mayer (film producer – MGM) in Dymer, Ukraine; and 1908 comedian Milton Berle (Uncle Miltie, Mr. Television) was born in New York City, New York.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Today In History - July 11
Today in History in 1533 Pope Clement VII excommunicated England's King Henry VIII; in 1914 Babe Ruth debuted as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox; in 1952 Gen. Eisenhower was nominated as the Republican U.S. presidential candidate; and in 1985 the Astros' Nolan Ryan became the first to strike out 4,000 batters.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Today In History - July 10
Today in History in 1850 Millard Fillmore was sworn in as president of US (replacing Taylor); in 1890 Wyoming became the 44th state of US (1st with female suffrage); and in 1940 Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces attacked shipping convoys in the English Channel.
Monday, July 10, 2017

Today In History - July 9
Today in History in 1776 The Declaration of Independence was read to George Washington’s troops in New York; in 1867 an unsuccessful expedition set out to search for Dr. David Livingstone; and in 1918 the U.S. Congress created Distinguished Service Medal.
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Today In History - July 8
Today in History in 1497 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs on his first voyage - becomes first European to reach India by sea; in 1796 the U.S. State Department issued the first American passport; and in 2011 the Space Shuttle Atlantis was launched for the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.
Saturday, July 08, 2017

Today In History - July 7
Today in History in 1668 Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge; in 1846 the United States annexed California; and in 1958 President Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood.
Friday, July 07, 2017

Today In History - July 6
Today in History in 1699 Pirate Captain William Kidd was captured in Boston; in 1885 Louis Pasteur successfully tested an anti-rabies vaccine; and in 1946 George W. Bush Jr., was born in New Haven, Connecticut, 43rd President of the United States (2001-09) and 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) (R-Texas).
Thursday, July 06, 2017

Today In History - July 5
Today in History in 1687 Isaac Newton’s work was published that outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation; in 1919 Babe Ruth hits two homeruns in a game for his first of 72 times; and in 1927 Joe DiMaggio hit his first grand slammer.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Today In History - July 4
Today in History in 1776 U.S. Congress proclaimed the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain; in 1831 "America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)" was first sung in Boston; and in 1895 "America the Beautiful" was published by Katherine Lee Bates.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017


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