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This Day in History for July 9 – President Zachary Taylor Dies and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1850 – Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the U.S., dies of cholera after only 16 months in office (More info)

1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing African-Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law (More info)

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This Day in Sports History — July 8

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on July 8 :

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This Day in History for July 8 – Liberty Bell Rings and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1776 – The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence happens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after which the Liberty Bell is rung (More info)

1777 – Vermont becomes the first colony to abolish slavery (More info)

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This Day in History for July 7 – US Annexes Hawaii and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – The US begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300 (More info)

1898 – President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States (More info)

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This Day in Sports History — July 4

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on July 4 :

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United States Library of Congress
United States Library of Congress
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This Day in History for July 3 – Battle of Gettysburg Ends and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett’s Charge (More info)

1884 – Dow Jones and Company publishes its first stock average (More info)

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This Day in Sports History — July 3

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on July 3 :

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This Day in Sports History — July 2

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on July 2 :

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