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This Day in History – Vacation Time

This metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy, and futurism, opens on July 17, 1955. The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, California, and soon brought in staggering profits

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This Day in History – Manhattan Project

On July 16, 1945, at 5:29:45 a.m., the Manhattan Project comes to an explosive end as this is successfully tested in Alamogordo, New Mexico. - This Day in History

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This Day in History – Art

On July 15 in 1606 one of the art world's great masters is born in Leiden. His humble origins may help account for the uncommon depth of compassion given to the human subjects of his art. His more than 600 paintings, many of them portraits or self-portraits, are characterized by rich brushwork and color, and a dramatic interplay of shadow and light

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This Day in History – Vice-Presidential Candidates

On this day in 1984, Walter Mondale, the leading Democratic presidential candidate, announces that he has chosen this Representative of New York as his running mate. A daughter of Italian immigrants, she had previously gained notoriety as a vocal advocate of women's rights in Congress

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This Day in History – Famous Duels

On this day in 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr fatally shoots his long-time political antagonist in a duel held in Weehawken, New Jersey. This Founding Father, leading Federalist and the chief architect of America's political economy, died the following day

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This Day in History – Trials

On this day in 1925, in Dayton, Tennessee, this famous trial begins involving John Thomas Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law

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This Day in History – Presidents

On this day in 1850, this president of the United States, dies suddenly from an attack of cholera morbus. He was succeeded by Millard Fillmore. - This Day in History

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This Day in History – American Revolution

On this day in 1776, this 2,000-pound copper-and-tin bell rings out from the tower of the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, summoning citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence

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This Day in History – Charitable Organizations

In the East End of London, revivalist preacher William Booth and his wife Catherine establish the Christian Mission, later known as this organization. Determined to wage war against the evils of poverty and religious indifference with military efficiency, Booth modeled his Methodist sect after the British army, labeling uniformed ministers as "officers" and new members as "recruits

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This Day in History – Gettysburg

On this day in 1863, troops led by this Confederate General made an ill-fated charge against the center of the Union lines on the climactic third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the largest engagement of the war

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