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This Day in History – July 25, 2011




North Carolina becomes royal colony 1775 Maryland issues currency depicting George III trampling Magna Carta 1814 Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy’s Lane); Americans defeat British 1866 US Grant named 1st general of Army 1868 Territory of Wyoming created 1918 Annette Adams sworn in as 1st woman district attorney of US, Calif 1943 Benito Mussolini dismissed as premier of Italy during WW II 1944 1st jet fighter used in combat (Messerschmitt 262) 1946 1st bikini is shown at a Paris fashion show 1946 US detonates underwater A-bomb at Bikini (5th atomic explosion) 1947 US Air Force, Navy & War Dept form US Dept of Defense 1947 US Deptartment of the Army created 1956 Italian liner Andrea Doria sank after colliding with the Stockholm 1964 Beatles’ “Hard Day’s Night, A,” album goes #1 & stays #1 for 14 weeks 1965 Folk-rock begins, Dylan uses electricity at Newport Folk Festival ]]]]> ]]>

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