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This Day in History – July 13, 2011




1568 Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral perfects a way to bottle beer 1787 Congress establishes Northwest Territory (excludes slavery) 1832 Source of Mississippi River discovered (Henry R Schoolcraft) 1836 US patent #1 (after 9,957 unnumbered patents), for locomotive wheels 1863 Anti-draft mobs lynch blacks in NYC; about 1,000 die 1865 Horace Greeley advises his readers to “Go west young man” 1865 PT Barnum’s museum burns down 1868 Oscar J Dunn, former slave, installed as Lt. Governor of Louisiana 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London 1923 Hollywood sign dedicated in hills over Los Angeles (reads Hollywoodland, changed to Hollywood in 1949) 1976 Court martial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin (Hunt for Red October) 1977 NYC blackout leads to widespread fires and looting 1978 BBC bans Sex Pistols “No One is Innocent” 1978 Lee Iacocca fired as Ford Motor Pres by chairman Henry Ford II 1985 Live Aid, a rock concert in London, Phila, Moscow & Sydney]]]]> ]]>

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