July is a month rich in American History! Brush up on your history knowledge and finish first at Trivia Pursuit when you read our July history blog!
July 1, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg started during the American Civil War.
July 2, 1881, President James A. Garfield was shot and wounded as he entered a railway station in Washington, D.C. He died of his wounds on September 19th.
July 4, 1776, 56 men from different backgrounds gathered to sign the Declaration of Independence and ushered in the greatest nation on earth.
July 4, 1863, the stronghold of Vicksburg, Mississippi surrendered to General Grant.
July 7, 1898, a resolution annexing Hawaii was signed by President William McKinley.
July 8, 1776, Colonel John Nixon read the Declaration of Independence to an assembled crowd in Philadelphia. This was the first public reading.
July 16, 1945, the first Atomic Bomb was set off at 5:30 a.m. in the New Mexico desert creating a 41,000 ft. mushroom cloud.
July 18, 1863, Charleston, South Carolina saw the first use of Black Union Troops during the American Civil War.
July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong took his first step onto the moon. He stepped onto the moon and proclaimed, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.