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This Day in History for July 18

This Day In History1743 – 1st half-page newspaper ad is published (NY Weekly Journal)

1864 – US President Abraham Lincoln asks for 500,000 volunteers for military service.

1907 – Florenz Ziegfeld’s “Follies of 1907” premieres in NYC.

1914 – US army air service 1st comes into being, in Signal Corps.

1940 – Democratic Convention nominates FDR for a 3rd term.

1942 – 1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years; Golden State Park track opens.

1947 – US President Harry Truman signs Presidential Succession Act.

1951 – Jersey Joe Walcott, at 37, becomes oldest to win heavyweight championship.

1955 – 1st electric power generated from atomic energy sold commercially.

1960 – Baseball’s NL votes to add Houston and NY franchises.

1967 – Silver hits record $1.87 an ounce in NY.

1968 – The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California.

1970 – Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits.

1980 – Federal court voids Selective Service Act as it doesn’t include women.

1982 – 111th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 284 at Royal Troon.

1994 – Court upholds NBA salary cap and draft rights.

2004 – 12th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Diana Taurasi win.

2012 – Kim Jong-un is officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea and given the rank of Marshall in the Korean People’s Army.

2013 – Detroit, Michigan, files for bankruptcy, becoming the largest US municipal bankruptcy ever at $18.5 billion.

2015 – PayPal is spun off from eBay as a separate publicity traded company on the NASDAQ.

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