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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Today in History #3

Today in History

July 7 : General Interest
1930: Building of Hoover Dam begins
On this day in 1930, construction of the Hoover Dam begins. Over the next five years, a total of 21,000 men would work ceaselessly to produce what would be the largest dam of its time, as well as one of the largest manmade structures in the world... read more
American Revolution
1777 : Battle of Hubbardton
2000 : Stock car driver Kenny Irwin Jr. dies in crash
Civil War
1863 : Kit Carson's campaign against the Indians
Cold War
1983 : Samantha Smith leaves for visit to the USSR
1865 : Mary Surratt is first woman executed by U.S. federal government
1987 : Tanker accident causes deadly fire
General Interest
1797 : The impeachment of Senator Blount
1941 : U.S. occupies Iceland
1976 : Female cadets enrolled at West Point
1981 : O'Connor nominated to Supreme Court
2005 : Terrorists attack London transit system at rush hour
2006 : Johnny Depp stars in second Pirates of the Caribbean movie
1852 : Birthday of Sherlock Holmes' sidekick, Dr. Watson
1962 : "The Stripper," by David Rose, becomes the #1 pop hit in America
Old West
1900 : Warren Earp killed in Arizona
1946 : Future President Jimmy Carter marries
1912 : Jim Thorpe begins Olympic triathlon
Vietnam War
1955 : China announces it will provide aid to Hanoi
1964 : New ambassador arrives in Saigon
1969 : First U.S. troops withdrawn from South Vietnam
World War I
1917 : British Women's Auxiliary Army Corps is officially established
World War II
1942 : Himmler decides to begin medical experiments on Auschwitz prisoners



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