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Today in History: July 16
Today in History: July 16
Among today's events in history, the United States exploded its first experimental atomic bomb in the desert of Alamogordo, New Mexico in 1945.
Today in History: July 15
Today in History: July 15
Among today's events in history, a 36-hour kidnap ordeal began for 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver as they were abducted near Chowchilla, California in 1976.
Today in History: July 14
Today in History: July 14
Among today's events in history, Jimmy Carter won the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in New York in 1976.
Today in History: July 13
Today in History: July 13
Among today's events in history, “Live Aid,” an international rock concert in London, Philadelphia, Moscow and Sydney, took place in 1985 to raise money for Africa's starving people.
Today in History: July 12
Today in History: July 12
Among today's events in history, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale announced his choice of U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running-mate in 1984.
Today in History: July 11
Today in History: July 11
Among today's events in history, the abandoned U.S. space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia in 1979.
Today in History: July 10
Today in History: July 10
Among today's events in history, AT&T's Telstar 1 communications satellite, capable of relaying television signals and telephone calls, was launched by NASA from Cape Canaveral in 1962.
Today in History: July 9
Today in History: July 9
Among today's events in history, Pan Am Flight 759 crashed shortly after takeoff from New Orleans International Airport, killing all 145 people aboard and eight people on the ground.
Today in History: July 8
Today in History: July 8
Among today's events in history, Atlantis thundered into orbit on a cargo run in 2011 that would close out the three-decade U.S. space shuttle program.
Today in History: July 7
Today in History: July 7
Among today's events in history, President and Mrs. Gerald R. Ford hosted a White House dinner in 1976 for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.