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This Day in History – July 18, 2011




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1716 Jews are expelled from Brussels Belgium 1753 Lemuel Haynes, escapes from slaveholder in Framingham Mass 1853 1st train to cross the US-Canada boundary, Portland, Me.-Montr‚al, PQ 1853 Completion of Grand Trunk Line, Americas 1st intl railroad 1872 Britain introduces secret ballot voting 1914 US army air service 1st comes into being, in the Signal Corps 1927 Ty Cobb’s 4,000th career hit 1938 Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan arrives in Ireland-left NY for Calif 1940 1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct 1947 US receives UN trusteeship over Pacific Islands 1955 1st electric power generated from atomic energy sold commercially 1959 1st black to win a major golf tournament (William Wright) 1966 Carl Sagan turns 1 billion seconds old 1968 Intel incorporates 1969 Mary Jo Kopechne & Sen Ted Kennedy plunge off Chappaquiddick bridge 1970 Willie Mays hits # 3,000 1974 World’s tallest structure, 646-m Polish radio mast, completed 1984 Walter F Mondale wins Democratic presidential nomination in SF 1986 Videotapes released showing Titanic’s sunken remains]]]]> ]]>

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