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Charles Darwin climbs Green Hill on Ascension
Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 13th Symphony
Confederate state's congress began holding sessions in Richmond, Virginia
Armistice for Indo-China signed, Vietnam separates into North and South
WW I draft lottery held; #258 is 1st drawn
Time puts Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich on its cover
Billboard publishes its 1st singles record chart (#1 is 'I'll Never Smile Again' by Tommy Dorsey)
Lindbergh begins New York flight (Spirit of St. Louis)
Round World Air Race begins in Paris
IRA bomb attacks in London
1st men on Moon, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, Apollo 11
Napoleon decrees all French Jews adopt family names
1st telephone introduced in Hawaii
Start of 1st Lancashire-Yorkshire clash at Hyde Park, Sheffield
France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
Vatican state secretary Pacelli (Pius XII) signs accord with Hitler
O. J. Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller
Togo made a mandate of League of Nations
U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
17 African states and Madagascar sign peace treaty with EC
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Mahlon Loomis patents wireless radio
Giuseppe Sarto elected Pope Pius X
Race riots in Memphis, Tennessee
July 20th Plot-Failed assassination attempt on Hitler
Iron Butterfly's 'In-a-gadda-da-vida' becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117
British Columbia becomes 6th Canadian province
Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50 cents ) (New York beats Brooklyn 22-18)
German astronomer Theodor discovers Comet Brorsen-Metcalf
1st train from Rotterdam to Utrecht in Netherlands
U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
U.S. Viking 1 lands on Mars at Chryse Planitia, 1st Martian landing
1st U.S. intercollegiate track meet held, Saratoga, New York; Princeton wins
Battle of Peachtree Creek-Atlanta Campaign
Colombia declares independence from Spain
U.S.S.R. recovered 2 dogs; 1st living organisms to return from space
Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull, surrenders to federal troops
Canada becomes the 4th country to permit same-sex marriage
Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada)
1st use of tax stamps on cigarettes
Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant

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