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This Day in History for August 3 – NBA Formed and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain (More info)
1900 – The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded (More info)
1949 – The National Basketball Association is formed (More info)
1972 …
This Day in History for July 14
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1789 – The storming and destruction of Bastille marks the beginning of the French Revolution (More info)
1798 – The Sedition Act becomes law in the United States, making it a federal crime to w…
This Day in History for July 13
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1863 – In New York City, opponents of the draft begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in US history (More info)
1923 – The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Los Ange…
This Day in History for July 12
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1543 – King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace (More info)
1812 – The United States invades Canada at Windsor, Ontario (More info)
This Day in History for July 11
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1798 – The United States Marine Corps is re-established after being disbanded following the Revolutionary War (More info)
1804 – Former US Vice President Aaron Burr fatally wounds former Secre…
This Day in History for July 10
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1913 – Death Valley, California hits 134 degrees Fahrenheit, the highest temperature ever recorded in the United States (More info)
1925 – A high school science teacher named John T. Scopes, accused of teaching evolution …
This Day in History for July 9
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1850 – President Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the US, dies after only 16 months in office (More info)
1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing African-Americans full c…
This Day in History for July 8
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 Philadelphi
This Day in History for July 7
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 Stat…

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