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Featured Collections: July

On this day... July

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July 1

1904 3rd modern Olympic Games opens in St Louis, the 1st held in the U.S.

July 2

1998 "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" the second book in the series is published by Bloomsbury in the UK

July 3

1989 Movie "Batman" set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)

July 4

1960 America's new 50-star flag honoring Hawaiian statehood unfurled

July 5

1994 Amazon.com founded in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos

July 6

1789 French Revolution: the National Assembly forms a committee of thirty members to write a new constitution

July 7

1986 It is reported that Boy George is being treated for heroin addiction

July 8

1999 "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" the 3rd book of the series by J. K. Rowling is published by Bloomsbury in the UK

July 9

1992 Space Shuttle STS 50 (Columbia 13) lands

July 10

2015 48th San Diego Comic-Con begins (till 12th) - includes preview of new Star Wars film by J.J. Abrams

July 11

2018 Oldest stone tools outside Africa discovered in Lantian country, western China, estimated 2.12 million years old made by hominins

July 12

1933 Congress passes 1st minimum wage law (33 cents per hour)

July 13

2001 International Olympic Committee votes to award Beijing the 2008 Summer Olympic Games

July 14

1977 US House establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

July 15

1986 57th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at Astrodome, Houston

July 16

1862 David Farragut is 1st Rear Admiral in US Navy

July 17

1945 Potsdam Conference (Truman, Stalin, Churchill) holds 1st meeting

July 18

1942 1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens

July 19

1956 US refuse to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam

July 20

2008 16th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Candace Parker win

July 21

1960 Sirimavo Bandaranaike becomes the world's 1st female head of state in modern times, as Prime Minister of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)

July 22

1994 O.J. Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder

July 23

1877 1st US municipal railroad, Cincinnati Southern, begins operations

July 24

1969 Apollo 11 returns to Earth

July 25

2016 Verizon announces $4.83 billion purchase of Yahoo

July 26

2018 Facebook has the single worst day of any public company on the stock market - losing 19% or $119 billion market value

July 27

1890 Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh shoots himself in Auvers-sur-Oise, dies of injuries 2 days later

July 28

1896 City of Miami incorporated

July 29

1995 Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14

July 30

1913 Conclusion of 2nd Balkan War

July 31

1991 Senate votes to allow women to fly combat aircraft