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June 28, 1896: The Twin Shaft Mining Disaster

A mine shaft in Pittston, Pennsylvania collapses. 58 are killed in the cave-in. Mostly Lithuanian and Irish immigrants, the miners are entombed 434 below the surface and the bodies never recovered.
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June 28, 1969: The Stonewall Riots begin after police raid the bar and begin transporting the customers to jail.
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June 29, 1864: The St-Hilaire Train Disaster in Quebec kills 99 and leaves another 100 injured.

This is Canada's deadliest rail accident in history. The eleven train cars and engine were crossing a swing bridge over the Richelieu River. But the swing bridge was not closed. The cars dropped onto each other and a passing barge below.
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Old 06-30-2018, 12:31 AM
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June 30, 1903: The Hanna Mine Explosion in Wyoming kills at least 169. A miner's carelessness is blamed for the tragedy and therefore little if any safety precautions are enacted as a result. Five years later in 1908, the mine would again explode, this time killing 59.
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June 30, 1948: John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley demonstrate their invention, the transistor, for the first time.
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July 1, 1946: Test Able--- Bikini Atoll.
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July 2, 1990: The 1990 Mecca Tunnel Stampede kills 1426.
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July 2, 1980: President Jimmy Carter reinstates draft registration for males 18 years of age.

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July 4,1898: The SS La Bourgogne Disaster.

In thick fog the French passenger ship La Bourgogne collides with the British ship Cromartyshire in the open waters of the North Atlantic. Of the 726 passengers and crew, 549 lives were lost. The deaths included all the children aboard and all the 300 women but one. Stories abound of crew members killing passengers for their spot on the few available lifeboats.
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July 4, 1939: Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, informs a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considers himself "The luckiest man on the face of the earth", then announces his retirement from major league baseball.
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July 4, 1960: The 50-star United States flag makes its debut in Philadelphia.
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July 5, 1816: The Raft of the Medusa tragedy unfolds.

The French frigate Medusa with almost 400 aboard had grounded thirty-one miles off the coast of Senegal. Because the ship was falling apart the decision was made to create a makeshift raft that would be towed ashore by the few available lifeboats. 147 people started out huddled together on that raft. Soon after departing the striken Medusa on July 5, those in the lifeboats decided it was too dangerous to continue to pull the raft and it was cut loose to fend for itself in the sea.

On July 17 the raft was spotted with 15 people still alive on board. After the rescue came the stories of the murders, suicides and cannibalism aboard that raft that make the wreck of the Medusa so infamous. The famous Gericault painting The Wreck of the Medusa depicts this terrible event. The artwork is just around the corner from the Mona Lisa at the Louvre.
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July 5, 1950: American forces engage the North Koreans for the first time at Osan, South Korea.
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July 6, 1988: The Piper Alpha Oil Rig Explosion in the North Sea kills 167. This is the deadliest oil rig disaster in history.
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July 7, 2017: The Deadliest Airplane Disaster in History doesn't happen in San Francisco. But oh boy it was close.
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July 7, 1981: Sandra Day O'Connor becomes the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
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July 7, 1940 - Richard Starkey, a/k/a Ringo Starr, was born in Dingle, Liverpool.

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July 8, 1932: The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, closing at 41.22.
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July 8, 1905:The mutinous crew of the battleship Potemkin surrenders to Romanian authorities.
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July 8, 1776: Church bells (possibly including the Liberty Bell) are rung after John Nixon delivers the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence of the United States.

July 8, 1853: The Perry Expedition arrives in Edo Bay with a treaty requesting trade.

July 8, 1898: The death of crime boss Soapy Smith, killed in the Shootout on Juneau Wharf, releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip.
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July 9, 1971: The United States turns over complete responsibility of the Demilitarized Zone to South Vietnamese units.
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July 12, 1958 (sixty years ago today) - The Quarrymen (John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison) go into a recording studio for the first time and record a 78 single of Buddy Holly's That'll Be The Day b/w a song by Paul called In Spite Of All The Danger.
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July 12, 1974: G. Gordon Liddy, John Ehrlichman, and two others are convicted of conspiracy and perjury in connection with Watergate.
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July 12, 70 AD. The armies of Roman Emperor Titus breach the walls of Jerusalem, leading to the destruction of the Second Temple.
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July 13, 1954: In Geneva, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, and France reach an accord on Indochina, dividing Vietnam into two countries, North and South, along the 17th parallel.
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July 14, 2000: The Pine Lake tornado kills 12 and injures over 100 in Alberta, Canada.
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July 14, 2016: A terrorist vehicular attack in Nice, France kills 86 civilians and injures over 400 others.
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July 15, 1940: The Sonman Mine Explosion in Pennsylvania kills 63.
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July 15, 1806: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins his western expedition from Fort Belle Fontaine.
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July 15, 1099 – First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

July 15, 1149 – The reconstructed Church of the Holy Sepulchre is consecrated in Jerusalem.
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July 16, 1948: The Miss Macao becomes the first commercial airliner to be hijacked. 25 die.
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July 16, 1969: Apollo 11 blasts off from Cape Kennedy, Florida, heading for a landing on the moon. (One of the best days of my life.)
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July 16, 1941: Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as an MLB record.
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July 17, 1998: A 7.0 earthquake off the coast of New Guinea triggers a tsunami that kills between 2100 and 2700 people. Thousands more are injured.
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July 17, 1864: Confederate President Jefferson Davis replaces General Joseph E. Johnston with General John Bell Hood in hopes of defeating Union General William T. Sherman outside Atlanta.
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July 18, 1969: Senator Ted Kennedy crashes his car into a tidal basin at Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, killing his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne.
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July 18, 1942: The German Me-262, the first jet-propelled aircraft to fly in combat, makes its first flight.
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July 19, 1975: Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts dock in orbit.
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July 20, 1969: At 20:17 UTC, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed their spacecraft, Eagle, at Mare Tranquilitatis on the surface of Earth's Moon; Command Module Pilot Michael Colllins remained on orbit in Columbia, the most alone human in existence, for about 22 hours until Armstrong and Aldrin rejoined him . Later, Armstrong became the first of twelve humans to walk of the surface of Luna throughout the Apollo program.
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July 21, 1952: The 7.7 White Wolf Fault Earthquake in California kills 14. This is the third strongest earthquake in that state's recorded history.
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July 21, 1925: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.
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July 21, 1954: France signs an armistice with the Viet Minh to end the war and divide Vietnam into two countries.
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July 22, 2011: A lone bomber/gunman kills 77 in Norway.
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July 22, 1966: B-52 bombers hit the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Vietnam for the first time.
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July 23, 1982: Outside Santa Clarita, California, actor Vic Morrow and two children are killed when a helicopter crashes onto them while shooting a scene from Twilight Zone: The Movie.
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July 23, 1995 Comet Hale–Bopp is discovered; it becomes visible to the naked eye on Earth nearly a year later.
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July 23, 1903: The Ford Motor Company sells its first automobile, the Model A.
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July 24, 1943: "Operation Gomorrah" begins: British and Canadian airplanes bomb Hamburg by night, and American planes bomb the city by day. By the end of the operation in November, 9,000 tons of explosives will have killed more than 30,000 people and destroyed 280,000 buildings.
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July 24, 1974: The Supreme Court rules that President Richard Nixon must surrender the Watergate tapes.
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