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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    July 6th

    in 1189, Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England.

    in 1699, Pirate William Kidd is captured in Boston

    in 1777, British Gen Burgoyne captures Fort Ticonderoga from Americans

    in 1798, US law makes aliens "liable to be apprehended, restrained, ... & removed as alien enemies"

    in 1864, US Civil War: Battle of Chattahoochee River, GA

    in 1942, Anne Frank's family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam

    in 1944, 170 die in a fire at Ringling Bros Circus in Hartford Conn

    in 1947, The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union

    in 1998, King of the Cowboys Roy Rogers dies

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    July 7th

    in 1777, American Revolutionary War: Battle of Hubbardton

    in 1861, US Civil War: Battle of Laurel Hill, VA

    in 1863, US Civil War: 1st military draft by US, it included an exception for $100

    in 1875, Jesse James robs train in Otterville Missouri

    in 1898, The annexation order for Hawaii is signed by President McKinley

    in 1907, Robert Heinlein is born

    in 1928, Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri. It is described as the greatest forward step in the baking industry since "bread was wrapped".

    in 1930, Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam

    in 1937, Japanese & Chinese troops clash, (Marco Polo Bridge), beginning of Second Sino-Japanese War

    in 1941, World War II: US forces land in Iceland to forestall Nazi invasion, Beirut is occupied by Free France and British troops, Nazis executed 5,000 Jews in Kovono, Lithuania

    in 1947, Alleged and disputed Roswell UFO incident.

    in 1948, 6 female reservists become 1st women sworn into regular US Navy

    in 2005, Coordinated terrorist bomb blasts strike London's public transport system during the morning rush hour killing 52 and injuring 700

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    July 8th

    in 1693, New York City authorizes 1st police uniforms in American colonies

    in 1776, Col John Nixon gave 1st public reading of Declaration of Independence (Philadelphia), the Liberty Bell is rung in celebration

    in 1777, Vermont introduces new constitution making it 1st US state to abolish slavery

    in 1862, Odore R Timby patents revolving gun turret

    in 1876, White Democrats attack Black Republicans in Hamburg SC, killing 5

    in 1889, The Wall Street Journal begins publishing

    in 1898, Spanish-American War: US battle fleet under Admiral Dewey occupies Isla Grande at Manila

    in 1898, Gangster & Crime Boss Soapy Smith is killed by a vigilante in Skagway, AK

    in 1944, World War II: British troops march into Caen

    in 1947, Reports are broadcast that a UFO has crashed landed in Roswell, New Mexico.

    in 1963, US bans all monetary transactions with Cuba

    in 1981, Senate confirms Sandra Day O'Conner to Supreme Court (99-0)

    in 1999, Allen Lee Davis is executed by electrocution by the state of Florida, the last use of the electric chair for capital punishment in Florida.


    in 2011, Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    July 9th

    National Buy a Gun Day (in response to UN's SALW conference)

    in 1572, 19 Catholic priests are hanged in Gorcum (The Netherlands)

    in 1776, The Declaration of Independence is read to George Washington's troops (NY)

    in 1795, Patriot & member of the Sons of Liberty, James Swan pays off the $2,024,899 US national debt

    in 1810, Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.

    in 1819, American Inventor Elias Howe was born in Spencer, MA

    in 1918, 101 killed & 171 injured in worst US train wreck, Nashville, Tenn

    in 1944, In World War II, US troops secure Saipan

    in 1944, World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's - Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford Conn)

    in 1956, Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand

    in 1979, A car bomb destroys a Renault owned by famed "Nazi hunters" Serge and Beate Klarsfeld at their home in France. A note purportedly from ODESSA claims responsibility.

    in 2001, The United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms opens

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    July 10th

    in 988, The city of Dublin, Ireland is founded on the banks of the river Liffey.

    in 1040, according to legend, Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback through Coventry, to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes

    in 1212, The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground.

    in 1778, American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.

    in 1863, US Civil War: Battles of Jackson, MS & Charleston, SC

    in 1890, Wyoming becomes 44th state of US

    in 1919, US President Woodrow Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate

    in 1940, Battle of Britain begins as Nazi forces attacked shipping convoys in English Channel

    in 1943, US, British and Canadian forces invade Sicily in WW II (Operation Husky)

    in 1991, Boris Yeltsin is sworn in as 1st elected president of Russian Federation

    in 2011, British tabloid News of the World publishes its last edition after 168 years in the wake of a phone hacking scandal.

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    July 11th

    in 1740, Jews are expelled from Little Russia by order of Czarina Anne

    in 1798, US Marine Corps permanently established by an act of Congress

    in 1804, Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel.

    in 1861, US Civil War: Battle of Laurel Mountain, VA - Gen Morris forces retreat of rebels; Battle of Rich Mountain, VA - Rosecrans forces rebels to surrender

    in 1863, US Civil War: Battle at Green River, Ky (Morgan's Ohio Raid)

    in 1864, US Civil War: Confederate forces led by Gen J Early begin invasion of Wash DC

    in 1906, Grace Brown is found dead in a lake in the Adironak mountains, the resulting murder trial inspires Theodore Dreiser's novel "An American Tragedy".

    in 1916, WWI: Germany launches final offensive in the Battle of Verdun

    in 1940, Marshall Henri Petain, French hero of World War One, becomes head of the collaborative Vichy government of France.

    in 1944, Franklin Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.

    in 1952, Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican US presidential candidate

    in 1955, New USAF Academy dedicated at Lowry AFB in Colorado with 300 cadets

    in 1979, US Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia & disintegrates

    in 1989, President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game

    in 1995, 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred when Bosnian Serbs overrun the UN 'safe haven' of Srebrenica

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    July 12th

    in 1290, Jews are expelled from England by order of King Edward I

    in 1630, New Amsterdam's governor buys Gull Island from Indians for cargo, renames it Oyster Island, it is later known as Ellis Island

    in 1679, Britain's King Charles II ratifies Habeas Corpus Act allowing prisoners the right to be brought before the court to challenge their detainment

    in 1804, Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a duel by Aaron Burr.

    in 1812, War of 1812: US forces led by Gen Hull invade Canada

    in 1933, Congress passes 1st minimum wage law (33 cents per hour)

    in 1943, WWII: Tank battle at Prochorowka - Russians beat Nazis, about 12,000 die

    in 1957, President Dwight Eisenhower is the 1st President to fly in a helicopter

    in 1971, Serial Killer Juan Corona is indicted for 25 murders in California

    in 2002, The movie "Road to Perdition" is released in theaters

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    July 13th

    in 1787, Congress establishes Northwest Territory and outlaws slavery in the territory

    in 1861, US Civil War: Battle of Corrick's Ford, VA (Carrick's Ford) - Union army takes total control of western Virginia

    in 1863, US Civil War: Anti-draft mobs lynch blacks in NYC; about 1,000 die

    in 1865, Horace Greeley advises his readers to "Go west young man"

    in 1923, The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949.

    in 1942, 5,000 Jews of Rovno Polish Ukraine, executed by Nazis

    in 1988, The final Dirty Harry movie "the Dead Pool" is released in theaters

    in 1994, Jeff Gillooly sentenced to 2 years in prison for the attack on Olympic Skater Nancy Kerrigan

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    July 14th

    in 1789, Bastille Day-French Revolution begins with the fall of Bastille

    in 1798, U.S. US Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous & malicious" writing against government

    in 1850, 1st public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration

    in 1881, Billy the Kid is shot & killed by Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, NM

    in 1902, The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta.

    in 1933, Germany began mandatory sterilization of those with hereditary illness

    in 1938, Benito Mussolini publishes anti-Jewish/African manifesto

    in 1949, USSR explodes its 1st atom bomb

    in 1966, Killer Richard Speck rapes & kills 8 student nurses in a Chicago dormitory

    in 1969, In The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.

    in 1974, Bundy victims Janice Ott & Denise Naslund disappear from Lake Sammamish State Park

    in 1986, Richard W Miller became 1st FBI agent convicted of espionage

    in 1998, Colonel Rex Applegate dies

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    July 16th

    in 1099, Crusaders herd Jews of Jerusalem into a synagogue & set it afire

    in 1439, Kissing is banned in England (to stop germs from spreading)

    in 1755, Future President & Patriot John Adams graduates from Harvard

    in 1790, US Congress establishes District of Columbia

    in 1861, Battle of Bull Run, the 1st major battle of the Civil War, is fought

    in 1867, Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete

    in 1945, 1st test detonation of an atomic bomb, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico

    in 1946, US court martials 46 SS to death in Dachau

    in 1951, the Novel "Catcher in Rye" by J.D. Salinger is published

    in 1969, at 9:32AM, Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, is launched from Kennedy Space Center

    in 1999, John F Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy.

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