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July 8th - Today in History1776 – Church bells (including possibly the Liberty Bell) are rung after Col. John Nixon delivers the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence at Independence Square in Philadelphia.1865 - C.E. Barnes patented the machine gun. (above drawing)1889 – The fi...
July 7th - Today in History 1846 - U.S. annexation of California was proclaimed at Monterey after the surrender of a Mexican garrison. 1928 – Sliced bread is sold for the first time (on the inventor, Otto Frederick Rohwedder's 48th birthday). (machine pictured) 1930 – Industrialist Henry J. Kaise...
July 6th - Today in History 1785 - Congress declares that the money unit of the United States of America shall be one dollar. 1854 – In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held. 1885 - Louis Pasteur successfully tested his anti-rabies vaccine. The chil...
July 5th - Today in History1775 – The Second Continental Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.1935 – The National Labor Relations Act is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.1971 – Right to vote: The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the voting ...