07/15/2024
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1911 – State record 105 degrees in North Bridgton, Maine.

1919 – President Woodrow Wilson personally delivers the Treaty of Versailles to the Senate.

1925 – Jury selection takes place in John T. Scopes evolution trial.

1929 – The United States issues newer, smaller sized currency.

1936 – Philadelphia Phillies’ Chuck Klein becomes fourth Major League Baseball player to hit four home runs in a game.

1938 – “Yankee Clipper” completes first passenger flight over the Atlantic.

1943 – United States, British and Canadian forces invade Sicily in World War II in Operation Husky.

1950 – “Your Hit Parade” premieres on NBC-TV (later CBS) after being broadcast on radio since 1935.

1962 – Telstar, the first active communications satellite, launched and developed by American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T).

1964 – The Beatles release “A Hard Day’s Night,” their third studio album.

1968 – Major League Baseball announces it will split into two divisions for 1969.

1961 – 100th British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Birkdale: Lee Trevino wins the first of his consecutive Open Championships, a stroke ahead of Lu Liang-Huan of Taiwan.

1973 – John Paul Getty III, grandson of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, is kidnapped in Rome by Italian gangsters wanting a ransom.

1981 – Walt Disney’s “Fox & The Hound” is released.

1991 – L’Express Airlines Beechcraft C-99 crashes in Alabama, killing 13 people.

1997 – RJR Nabisco announces it will replace Joe Camel in new ads.

2005 – Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle causing billions of dollars in damage.

2012 – The American Episcopal Church becomes the first to approve a rite for blessing gay marriages.

2019 – British ambassador to the United States Sir Kim Darroch resigns after his secret cables calling President Donald Trump “inept” were announced.

2023 – Torrential rains across New England and New York cause historic flooding, especially in Vermont’s capital Montpellier, affecting two million people and resulting in one death.

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