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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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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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Cecil Stoughton, White House Press Office
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This Day in History for July 2 – Civil Rights Act Becomes Law and More

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

1881 – Charles J. Guiteau shoots President James Garfield, who dies two months later (More info)

1890 – Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act (More info)

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This Day in History for July 1 – Sony Walkman Introduced and More

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

1863 – The Battle of Gettysburg begins (More info)

1867 – Canada becomes a self-governing dominion of Great Britain under the British North America Act (More info)

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This Day in History for June 30 – ‘Gone with the Wind’ Published and More

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

1859 – French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope (More info)

1921 – President Warren G. Harding appoints former President William Howard Taft as Chief Justice of the United States; Taft is the only person to have ever held both offices (More info)

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This Day in History for June 29 – Globe Theater Burns and More

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

1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burns down during a performance of ‘Henry VIII’ (More info)

1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act officially creates the United States Interstate Highway System (More info)

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