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Today's Events: 7.9.11

July 9, when the 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, granting full citizenship to African Americans (1868), when the inaugural Wimbledon Championships opened (1877), when British and Canadian forces captured Caen, France in WWII’s Battle of Normandy (1944), when Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans exhibition opened at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles(1962), and when Pan Am Flight 759 crashed in Kenner, Louisiana, killing 145 (1982); it’s when June Jordan (1936), O.J. Simpson (1947), Courtney Love (1964), Jack White (1975), and Fred Savage (1976) were born, and when Zachary Taylor, the nation’s 12th President, died. So take a walk in City Park, and then:

Today's Events: 7.8.11

July 8th, when Vasco da Gama set sail on the first direct European voyage to India (1497), when the Declaration of Independence was read aloud in Philadelphia, PA, concluded with the ringing of the Liberty Bell (1776), when the first issue of the Wall Street Journal was published (1889), when the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached its lowest level of the Depression (1932), when John D. Rockefeller (1839), Kathe Kollwitz (1867), Wolfgang Puck (1949), Anjelica Huston (1951), and Kevin Bacon (1958) were born. So here's this for six degrees:

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