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This Week in History



July 4, 1776: US Congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Great Britain.


July 5, 1937: Spam, the luncheon meat is first introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.


July 6, 1885: Louis Pasteur successfully give an anti-rabies vaccine to 9-year-old Joseph Meister, saving his life.


July 7, 1981: Sandra Day O'Connor nominated for the Supreme Court, 1st female Supreme Court justice.


July 8, 1941: All Jews living in Baltic States are obligated to wear a Jewish Star.


July 9, 1947: Engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten.


July 10, 1938: Howard Hughes flies around the world in 91 hours.




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