by Chris Rowan
On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by
the Continental Congress
events in American History:
On July 30, 1619, the first American representative assembly met
in Jamestown, Virginia.
In 1964 (on July 2), President Lyndon Johnson signed into law
the 1964 Civil Rights Act
In 1971 (on July 1), the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
was ratified, giving 18 year olds the right to vote.
Bloodiest War (The Civil War):
1863 (on July 3),Vicksburg, Mississippi surrendered to the Union.
On July 1,1863, in Pennsylvania, the battle of Gettysburg began
and lasted through July 3. Some 4,000 Confederate and 3,000 Union
troops lost their lives.
In 1789 (on July 14), French citizens stormed the Bastille—a fortress
prison—marking the beginning of the French Revolution.
In I914 (on July 28), Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia,
starting World War I.
In 1909 (on July 25), Louis Bleriot made the first flight over
the English Channel
In 1945 (on July 16), the first test explosion of the atomic bomb
occurred in Alamagordo, New Mexico.
In 1969 (on July 20), Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk
on the moon.
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