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This Day in History for August 3 – NBA Formed and More

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1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain (More info)

1900 – The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded (More info)

1949 – The National Basketball Association is formed (More info)

1972 – The United States Senate rat

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Norway Prisoners Living It Up

Prisoners in Norway will be living the high life if they make it to Halden prison. In the far east of Norway, the newly constructed prison has more luxuries than those of us who obey the law and work for a living can afford. Read more after the jump.

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This Day in History for July 13

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1863 – In New York City, opponents of the draft begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in US history (More info)

1923 – The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Los Angeles; it originally reads Hollywoodland but the four last letters are dropped after a 1949 renovation (More info)

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This Day in History for July 12

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1543 – King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace (More info)

1812 – The United States invades Canada at Windsor, Ontario (More info)

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This Day in History for July 11

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1798 – The United States Marine Corps is re-established after being disbanded following the Revolutionary War (More info)

1804 – Former US Vice President Aaron Burr fatally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel (More info)

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This Day in History for July 10

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1913 – Death Valley, California hits 134 degrees Fahrenheit, the highest temperature ever recorded in the United States (More info)

1925 – A high school science teacher named John T. Scopes, accused of teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee law, is prosecuted in what would come to be known as the Scopes Monkey Trial (More info)

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This Day in History for July 9

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1850 – President Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the US, dies after only 16 months in office (More info)

1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing African-Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law (More info)

1900 – Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom gives royal assent to an act uniting the six Australian colonies as the Commonwealth of Australia (More info)

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This Day in History for July 8

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1776 – The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence happens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after which the Liberty Bell is rung (More info)

1777 – Vermont becomes the first colony to abolish slavery (More info)

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This Day in History for July 7

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – The US begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300 (More info)

1898 – President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States (More info)

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This Day in History for July 6 – Lennon Meets McCartney and More
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This Day in History for July 6

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1535 – Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England (More info)

1785 – The dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States (More info)

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This Day in History for July 5

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1865 – The Salvation Army is founded in London, England (More info)

1937 – The luncheon meat SPAM is introduced by the Hormel Foods Corporation (More info)

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This Day in History for June 30 – 26th Amendment Ratified and More

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1859 – French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope (More info)

1921 – U.S. President Warren G. Harding appoints former President William Howard Taft as Chief Justice of the United States; Taft is the only person to have ever held both offices (More info)

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