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August 15, 1969: The Woodstock festival opens in Bethel, New York On this day in 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival opens on …

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August 8, 1974: Nixon resigns In an evening televised address, President Richard M. Nixon announces his intention to become the first president …

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August 1, 1961: Texans head for the thrills at Six Flags On this day in 1961, amusement park lovers “head for the …

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July 11, 1804: Burr slays Hamilton in duel In a duel held in Weehawken, New Jersey, Vice President Aaron Burr fatally shoots …

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July 8, 1951: Paris celebrates 2,000th birthday On this day in 1951, Paris, the capital city of France, celebrates turning 2,000 years …

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July 6, 1957: Althea Gibson is first African American to win Wimbledon On this day in 1957, Althea Gibson claims the women’s …

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July 6, 1957: Althea Gibson is first African American to win Wimbledon On this day in 1957, Althea Gibson claims the women’s …

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July 4, 1776: U.S. declares independence In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of …

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July 1, 1997: Hong Kong returned to China At midnight on July 1, 1997, Hong Kong reverts back to Chinese rule in …

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June 29, 1995: U.S. space shuttle docks with Russian space station On this day in 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis docks …