Calling all history buffs! Did you know the month of July is named after Julius Caesar who is responsible for the calendar year as we know it? Find out more about July history here!
July 1, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg started during the American Civil War.
July 2, 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The law prohibited discrimination on the basis of race.
July 4, 1776, 56 men from different backgrounds gathered to sign the Declaration of Independence and ushered in the greatest nation on earth.
July 7, 1898, a resolution annexing Hawaii was signed by President William McKinley.
July 9, 1868, Congress ratified the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800 exploded in mid-air 12 minutes after it departed Kennedy International Airport in New York. 212 passengers and 17 crew members on board were killed, apparently as a result of a mechanical failure.
July 19, 1863, Charleston, South Carolina saw the first use of black Union troops during the American Civil War. The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry attacked Fort Wagner commanded by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, who was killed along with half of the 600 men in the regiment.
July 28, 1932, what has become known as “The Bonus March Massacre” took place in Washington, D.C. President Herbert Hoover ordered U.S. Army troops under the command of General Douglas MacArthur to evict Marchers.