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Back in the Day: Warsaw rises up

August 1, 1944. The Warsaw Uprising took place, designed by Polish resistance fighters to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany. The uprising began on

August 1, 1944. The Warsaw Uprising took place, designed by Polish resistance fighters to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany. The uprising began on

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Back in the Day: lunar rover Apollo 15 is used for the first time

July 31, 1971. In what NASA called the most successful manned flight ever achieved, the Apollo 15 Lunar Roving Vehicle was put into use for the first

July 31, 1971. In what NASA called the most successful manned flight ever achieved, the Apollo 15 Lunar Roving Vehicle was put into use for the first

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Back in the day : Baghdad is founded

July 30, 734. Caliph Al Mansur founded the city of Baghdad in a site north of the Iranian capital of Ctesiphon. He believed Bagdad was the perfect

July 30, 734. Caliph Al Mansur founded the city of Baghdad in a site north of the Iranian capital of Ctesiphon. He believed Bagdad was the perfect

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Back in the Day: Charles, Prince of Wales, married Lady Diana Spencer

July 28 1981. Lady Diana Spencer said “yes” to Queen Elizabeth II’s son at Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London, in front of 38,000 guests and a worldwide

July 28 1981. Lady Diana Spencer said “yes” to Queen Elizabeth II’s son at Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London, in front of 38,000 guests and a worldwide

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Back in the Day: A B-25 crashed into the Empire State buiding

July 28 1945. A B-25 bomber crashed into the Empire State Building in New York City, killing 14 people. The war plane was piloted in thick fog by

July 28 1945. A B-25 bomber crashed into the Empire State Building in New York City, killing 14 people. The war plane was piloted in thick fog by

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Back in the day : Vincent van Gogh committed suicide

July 27 1890. Probably due to his mental instability, the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh committed suicide. Over his life, Van Gogh had periods of

July 27 1890. Probably due to his mental instability, the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh committed suicide. Over his life, Van Gogh had periods of

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Back in the day : crash of the Concorde

July 25, 2000. The legendary Air France plane, the Concorde, crashed minutes after takeoff near Paris. Flight 4590 was supposed to fly from Charles

July 25, 2000. The legendary Air France plane, the Concorde, crashed minutes after takeoff near Paris. Flight 4590 was supposed to fly from Charles

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Back in the day : Fidel Castro attacks the Moncada Barracks

July 26 1953. Fidel Castro led a small group of revolutionaries to an attack on the military Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba. Unprepared and

July 26 1953. Fidel Castro led a small group of revolutionaries to an attack on the military Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba. Unprepared and

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Back in the day: "Vive le Québec libre!"

July 24, 1967. In a speech during an official visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle said to a crowd of over 100,000 people in Montreal

July 24, 1967. In a speech during an official visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle said to a crowd of over 100,000 people in Montreal

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Back in the day : beginning of World War I

July 23, 1914. Austria-Hungary issues an ultimatum to Serbia. Serbia is asked to autorise Austria to conduct an investigation to determine the

July 23, 1914. Austria-Hungary issues an ultimatum to Serbia. Serbia is asked to autorise Austria to conduct an investigation to determine the

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Back in the day: the first motor race took place in France

July 22 1894. The first motor race took place in France between Paris and Rouen. It was organized by Pierre Giffard, a journalist from Le Petit

July 22 1894. The first motor race took place in France between Paris and Rouen. It was organized by Pierre Giffard, a journalist from Le Petit

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Back in the day : Neil Armstrong walks on the Moon

July 21, 1969. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon and Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. With Aldrin, they stayed

July 21, 1969. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon and Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. With Aldrin, they stayed

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Back in the day : Viking 1, first spacecraft to land on Mars

July 20, 1976. The spacecraft Viking 1 landed on Mars and was the first spacecraft to accomplish this mission. It was part of the Viking project

July 20, 1976. The spacecraft Viking 1 landed on Mars and was the first spacecraft to accomplish this mission. It was part of the Viking project

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Back in the day: Paris Métro opens first line

July 19, 1900 The Parisian Métro opens its first line during the Exposition Universelle (World Fair), which took place in the French capital from

July 19, 1900 The Parisian Métro opens its first line during the Exposition Universelle (World Fair), which took place in the French capital from

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Back in the Day: First publication of 'Mein Kampf'

July 18 1925 marks the first publication of Mein Kampf. Mein Kampf (‘My Struggle’) was written by Adolph Hitler during his time in prison following

July 18 1925 marks the first publication of Mein Kampf. Mein Kampf (‘My Struggle’) was written by Adolph Hitler during his time in prison following

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Back in the day : Potsdam conference

July 17, 1945. From July 17 to August 2, 1945, the leaders of the Allied Nations met in Potsdam, Germany, to discuss the fate of their defeated

July 17, 1945. From July 17 to August 2, 1945, the leaders of the Allied Nations met in Potsdam, Germany, to discuss the fate of their defeated

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Back in the Day: detonation of the first atomic bomb

July 16, 1945. The United States successfully detonated a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, in New Mexico, marking the beginning

July 16, 1945. The United States successfully detonated a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, in New Mexico, marking the beginning

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Back in the Day: Rosetta Stone discovery

July 15, 1799. The Rosetta Stone is found by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during the Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign in the village of

July 15, 1799. The Rosetta Stone is found by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during the Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign in the village of

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Back in the Day: Billy the Kid's death

July 14, 1881. Billy the Kid, born William Henry McCarthy and later known as William H. Bonney was shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett on July 14, 1881. The

July 14, 1881. Billy the Kid, born William Henry McCarthy and later known as William H. Bonney was shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett on July 14, 1881. The

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Back in the Day: the first of Britain's Moors Murders

July 12, 1963. Pauline Reade, 16, disappears on her way to a dance at the British Railways Club in Gorton, England; she was the first victim of the

July 12, 1963. Pauline Reade, 16, disappears on her way to a dance at the British Railways Club in Gorton, England; she was the first victim of the

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Back in the Day: birth of the Baseball "Babe"

July 11, 1914. Baseball legend Babe Ruth made his debut in Major League Baseball. George Herman Ruth, Jr., known as “Babe” Ruth and nicknamed “the

July 11, 1914. Baseball legend Babe Ruth made his debut in Major League Baseball. George Herman Ruth, Jr., known as “Babe” Ruth and nicknamed “the

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Back in the Day: Live Aid charity concert

July 13, 1985. The Live Aid charity concerts took place in London and Philadelphia. The concerts were organized by Bob Gedolf and Midge Ure to raise

July 13, 1985. The Live Aid charity concerts took place in London and Philadelphia. The concerts were organized by Bob Gedolf and Midge Ure to raise

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Back in the Day: Belfast's Bloody Sunday

July 10, 1921. Sixteen people are killed in a single day of sectarian violence in Belfast, Northern Ireland during the Irish War of Independence

July 10, 1921. Sixteen people are killed in a single day of sectarian violence in Belfast, Northern Ireland during the Irish War of Independence

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Back in the Day: Anne Frank goes into hiding

July 6, 1942. This marks the first day that Anne Frank and her family took refuge in their Secret Annexe in Amsterdam to escape deportation at the

July 6, 1942. This marks the first day that Anne Frank and her family took refuge in their Secret Annexe in Amsterdam to escape deportation at the

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Back in the Day: Kim Jong-il takes control in North Korea

July 8, 1994. Kim Jong-il succeeds his father Kim Il-sung as the Supreme Leader of The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. He also becomes the

July 8, 1994. Kim Jong-il succeeds his father Kim Il-sung as the Supreme Leader of The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. He also becomes the

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Back in the Day: Dolly, the first cloned mammal

July 5, 1996 The first ever cloned mammal is born at a lab near Edinburgh in Scotland. Named Dolly, she was conceived by a method known as ‘somatic

July 5, 1996 The first ever cloned mammal is born at a lab near Edinburgh in Scotland. Named Dolly, she was conceived by a method known as ‘somatic

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Back in the Day: Lewis Caroll tells Alice about Wonderland

July 4, 1862. Writer Lewis Carroll (real name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) invents a story that was to become known as Alice in Wonderland while

July 4, 1862. Writer Lewis Carroll (real name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) invents a story that was to become known as Alice in Wonderland while

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Back in the Day: US teenager revives Cold War diplomacy

July 7, 1983. Samantha Smith, a 11-year-old American student, flies with her family to Moscow, upon the personal invitation of Soviet Communist Part

July 7, 1983. Samantha Smith, a 11-year-old American student, flies with her family to Moscow, upon the personal invitation of Soviet Communist Part

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3rd July: Karl Benz releases the first car

July 3, 1886: Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent Motorwagen, the first vehicle meant to be propelled by an engine. Ten years after

July 3, 1886: Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent Motorwagen, the first vehicle meant to be propelled by an engine. Ten years after