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This Day in History: July 24, 1901 – Writer O. Henry is released from prison

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July 24, 1901 – Writer O. Henry is released from prison after serving three years for embezzlement.  He began writing stories to support his young daughter while he was in prison. O. Henry :  the legendary life of William S. Porter PS2649.P5 Z758   Located in the State Library Stacks

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This Day in History: July 23, 1862 – General Henry W. Halleck assumes the role of general-in-chief

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July 23, 1862 – General Henry W. Halleck assumes the role of general-in-chief of all Union forces in an effort to better coordinate the Union war effort. Halleck :  Lincoln’s Chief of Staff E467.1.H18 A8   Located in the State Library Stacks

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This Day in History: July 22, 1793 – Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean

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July 22, 1793 – Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing north of Mexico. The magnificent adventures of Alexander Mackenzie F1060.7 .M26   Located in the State Library Stacks

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This Day in History: July 19, 1553 – Lady Jane Grey is deposed

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July 19, 1553 – Lady Jane Grey, great-granddaughter of King Henry VIII, is deposed after only nine days as the monarch of England. Lady Jane Grey, October 1537-February 1554 DA345.1.D9 C5x   Located in the State Library Stacks

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This Day in History: July 18, 1940 – President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is nominated

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July 18, 1940 – President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is nominated for an unprecedented third term. Champion campaigner : Franklin D. Roosevelt E807.G68   Located in the State Library Stacks

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This Day in History: June 28, 1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand…

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June 28, 1914 -  Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is shot to death at Sarajevo sparking a chain of events that led to the outbreak of World War I. July 1914 : countdown to war Connect to title online  an Ohio eBook Project

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This Day in History: June 27, 1922 – The American Library Association awards the first…

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June 27, 1922 -The American Library Association awards the first Newbery Medal honoring the year’s best children’s book to The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon. A history of the Newbery and Caldecott medals 028.5 SM59  Located in the State Library Dewey stacks

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This Day in History: June 26, 1963 – President John F. Kennedy expresses solidarity…

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June 26, 1963 -   President John F. Kennedy expresses solidarity with democratic German citizens in front of the Berlin Wall.  He declared to the crowd, “Ich bin ein Berliner” or “I am also a citizen of Berlin.” Kennedy and the Berlin Wall crisis : a case study in U.S. decision making DD881 .C38   Located in the […]

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This Day in History: June 25, 1876 – Indians under the leadership of Sitting Bull…

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June 25, 1876 - Indians under the leadership of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse wipe out Lieutenant Colonel George Custer and much of his 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. A picture report of the Custer fight E83.876 .R46  Located in the State Library stacks

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This Day in History: June 24, 1966 – Senate votes 76-0 for the passage of what will become the National Traffic…

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June 24, 1966 - Senate votes 76-0 for the passage of what will become the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act that was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson the following September, the act created the nation’s first mandatory federal safety standards for motor vehicles. Unsafe at any speed: the designed-in-dangers of the American automobile […]

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