Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Today in History: Tuesday, July 07, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On July 7, 1981, President Ronald Reagan announced he was nominating Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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1846U.S. annexation of California was proclaimed at Monterey after the surrender of a Mexican garrison.
1865Four people were hanged in Washington, D.C., after being convicted of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.
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1898The United States annexed Hawaii.
1930Construction began on Boulder Dam on the Colorado River.
1954Elvis Presley made his radio debut when Memphis, Tenn., station WHBQ played his first recording for Sun Records, "That's All Right."
1958President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Alaska statehood bill.
1987Lt. Col. Oliver North began his public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing, telling Congress that he had "never carried out a single act, not one" without authorization. 
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1990Martina Navratilova won a record ninth women's singles title at Wimbledon.
2003A federal judge approved a settlement fining WorldCom $750 million for its $11 billion accounting scandal.
2005Terrorist bombings in three Underground stations and a double-decker bus killed 52 victims and four suicide bombers in the worst attack on London since World War II.
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2011"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," the final movie based on the wizard fantasy books, debuted in London.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Author David McCullough turns 82 years old today.
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Doc SeverinsenBandleader88
Ringo StarrRock musician (The Beatles)75
Joe SpanoActor69
Linda WilliamsCountry singer68
Shelley DuvallActress66
Billy CampbellActor56
Vonda ShepardSinger, songwriter ("Ally McBeal")52
Jim GaffiganActor, comedian49
Jorja FoxActress ("C.S.I.")47
Robin WeigertActress ("Deadwood," "Sons of Anarchy"46
Lisa LeslieBasketball player43
Kirsten VangsnessActress ("Criminal Minds")43
Michelle KwanFigure skater35
Actress Berenice Bejo ("The Artist") turns 39 years old today.
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