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    King Henry VIII of England's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, was executed and Henry married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard.
    The great baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach died.
    Robespierre, one of the leading figures of the French Revolution, was sent to the guillotine.
    Peru declared its independence from Spain.
    The 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which established the citizenship of African Americans and guaranteed due process of law, was ratified.
    Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, precipitating the start of World War I.
    Nine Pennsylvania coal miners were rescued after 77 hours of being trapped in a mine shaft.
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    1932..............Herbert Hoover ordered Douglas MacArthur to evict the Bonus Marchers from their camps.
    Bonus Marchers, in U.S. history, more than 20,000 veterans, most of them unemployed and in desperate financial straits, who, in the spring of 1932, spontaneously made their way to Washington, D.C. They demanded passage of a bill introduced by Representative Wright Patman providing for immediate payment of their World War I bonus. Calling themselves the Bonus Expeditionary Force, they camped in vacant government buildings and in open fields made available by police superintendent Pelham D. Glassford. The veterans conducted themselves in a peaceful and orderly way, but when the Senate defeated the Patman bill (June 17, 1932) the marchers refused to return home. On July 28, President Herbert Hoover ordered the army, under the command of Douglas MacArthur, to evict them forcibly. MacArthur had their camps set on fire, and the army drove the veterans from the city. Although Hoover ordered MacArthur's eviction stopped and was ignored by the general, the president was much criticized by the press and the general public for the severity of the government response.
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    Karl Popper       Nationality                                  British      Born on                                     28 July 1902     Zodiac Sign                               Leo     Born in                                     Vienna   Died on                                    17 September 1994   place of death                          London   father                                       Simon Siegmund Carl Popper   mother                                     Jenny Schiff   Spouse:                                   Josephine Anna Henninger   education                                University of Vienna   awards 1965 - City of Vienna Prize for the Humanities
    1978 - Karl Renner Prize
    1980 - Austrian Decoration for Science and Art
    Karl Popper, also known as Sir Karl Raimund Popper, was an Austrian-born British Philosopher and a professor at the London School of Economics. He is considered as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century. He wrote extensively on social and political philosophy. His principle contribution to philosophy is his rejection to inductive method in the empirical sciences. Popper won many awards and honors in his field, the long list includes the Lippincott Award of the American Political Science Association, the Sonning Prize, and fellowships in the Royal Society, British Academy, London School of Economics, King's College London, Darwin College Cambridge, and Charles University, Prague. Popper was the president of the Aristotelian Society from 1958 to 1959. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1965. His important works include “The Logic of Scientific Discovery”, “The Poverty of Historicism” and “The Open Society and Its Enemies”.
        Karl Popper played an important role in setting the philosophy of science as a vigorous, autonomous discipline within analytic philosophy. This included his own prolific and significant works along with his influence on his own contemporaries and students. In 1946, he founded the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics. Popper’s lectures at the department influenced Imre Lakatos and Paul Feyerabend, who later became two of the foremost philosophers of science in the next generation of philosophy of science. Despite some issues regarding the matter of influence, Popper shared a long-standing and close friendship with economist Friedrich Hayek, who was also from Vienna. They both supported each other and shared similarities in their works. Popper even believed to have said that he learnt more from Hayek than any other thinker, except Alfred Tarski. When Popper wrote, “Conjectures and Refutations” he dedicated it to Hayek. In return, Hayek dedicated a collection of papers, “Studies in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics”, to Popper. Popper also shared long and influential friendships with art historian Ernst Gombrich, biologist Peter Medawar, and neuro-scientist John Carew Eccles. One of his students at the London School of Economics, the billionaire investor George Soros, credits Popper for his investment strategies. Soros says that his strategies are based on Popper’s understanding of the advancement of knowledge through the distinctly Hegelian idea of falsification. In the honor of Popper, Soros founded a philanthropic foundation named as the Open Society Institute. The objective of the foundation is to advance the Popperian defense of the open society against authoritarianism and totalitarianism. His philosophy also helped in the creation of a libertarian movement, Taking Children Seriously.
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    Union general George B. McClellan was put in command of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War.
    Bugs Bunny made his debut in the cartoon A Wild Hare.
    Billboard magazine published its first singles record chart (for the week of July 20).
    An armistice was signed ending the Korean War.
    The House Judiciary Committee voted to impeach Richard Nixon for obstructing justice in the Watergate case.
    The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.
    A pipe bomb exploded in an Atlanta park during the Olympic Games.
    Lance Armstrong won his fifth straight Tour de France, tying Miguel Indurain's record.
    Comedian Bob Hope died in his home, at the age of 100.
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    2012...................The 2012 Summer Olympics began in London.
    If early record-setting is any indication of what is to come, the 2012 Olympics are off to a great start. The contests have not begun, yet already a first has occurred: for the third time in modern Olympic history, London, England, will be the proud host of the Games, making it the first city to achieve such an honor. The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) hopes that these Olympics will reach more people and be more personal than any other in history.
    Global Games
    Paul Deighton, CEO of London 2012, calls this year's event the “any time, any place, anywhere Olympics”—truly a “multiplatform Games”—a tag that acknowledges the multimedia reality of today’s world. LOCOG’s biggest challenge will be successfully channeling the power of social media—making the Olympics as instant and accessible and interactive as possible—while also turning a profit. In the Technology Operation Centers (TOC), it is all venues all the time, 90–100 sites total. Cisco, the Official Network Infrastructure Provider, promises to connect people in 205 countries, 6,000 LOCOG employees, 21,800 athletes and team officials, 22,000 media personnel, and 70,000 volunteers. Add to that the 10.8 million tickets available, the 10 million people connecting online, and the 4 billion people watching around the world and you have a truly global experience.
    Up Close and Personal
    In the U.S., both live and recorded programming of the Olympics will be featured on NBC-owned MSNBC, CNBC, and Bravo. Plus, you can get live streaming of the entire Olympics thanks to a partnership between NBC and YouTube. In the U.K., owing to the BBC "four-screens strategy" (computer, tablet, phone, TV), you will be able to experience the Olympics, virtually. Commuters don't have to fret about missing a beat; the Tube promises to be wireless by the Opening Ceremony.
    For those lucky enough to be navigating the real-world Olympics, there are apps for them, too. Olympic Translator will be able to instantly translate 6,000 Olympic-specific phrases into 37 languages.  A user-driven app that will only get better over time, the Translator app utilizes Google Translate, adds its own database, and accepts user corrections and additions (a la Wikipedia) to combine in a resource that might succeed in making the world a little smaller.
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    Alex Rodriguez     Also Known As                                 Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez   Nationality                                       American   Born on                                          27 July 1975 AD      Zodiac Sign                                   Leo    Born in                                          New York,   father                                           Victor Sr.   mother                                         Pouppe Martinez   siblings                                       Joe, Suzy, Victor M. Rodriguez   Spouse:                                     Cynthia Scurtis   children                                     Natasha Alexander, Ella Alexander   Net worth                                  $300 million awards 2003 - AL MVP
    2005 - AL MVP
    2007 - AL MVP
    Alexander Emmanuel "Alex" Rodriguez, famously known as "A-Rod", is an American baseball third baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. Before playing for Yankees, he used to play for Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers. He was involved with baseball from a very young age and is considered as one of the best baseball players that American baseball has ever seen. With his record breaking 500 home runs, Rodriguez has put his name at the top of all-time leaders in home runs list. He has taken himself and his team to places that Major League Baseball was not prepared to deal with, becoming a powerful phenomenon in baseball. His career is full of awards, record breaking achievements and accolades but is also clouded with controversies over using performance enhancing drugs, getting involved with underground poker games, cocaine consumption, etc. He has always been the favorite topic for tabloid gossip because of his illicit sexual affairs with madams, prostitutes and exotic dancers. Recently, he has been banned from the games for 2013 and 2014 for his prominent involvement in the Biogenesis Scandal. Nonetheless, Rodriguez's aspiration to outdo greatness and define his time is yet to take his baseball career to greater heights.
          Trivia Rodriguez is said to have been involved in illicit sexual affairs while he was married.   His wife Cynthia accused him of having an affair with the pop queen Madonna, whom he called his 'soul mate' in an interview.   He is now dating WWE Diva Torrie Wilson.    He has donated 3.9 million US dollars to the University of Miami to remake its baseball stadium, which will be called "Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field".    This baseball great owns a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Texas.
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    New York became the 11th state in the United States.
    Liberia became Africa's first republic.
    The Office of the Chief Examiner, which in 1935 became the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), was created.
    Argentina's first lady, Eva Peron, died in Buenos Aires at age 33.
    King Farouk I of Egypt abdicated after a coup led by Gamal Abdal Nasser.
    Fidel Castro was among a group of rebelling anti-Batistas who unsuccessfully attacked an army barracks.
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    President Harry S Truman signed the National Security Act, creating the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
    Both entities were established by the the National Security Act of 1947, signed on July 26, 1947, by President Harry S. Truman. The act, which took effect on September 18 of that year, also created the National Security Council and the United States Air Force.
    The Departments of War and Navy were combined to form the National Military Establishment; this became the Department of Defense when the act was amended in 1949. The Central Intelligence Agency is an independent executive bureau of the U.S. government, and replaced the wartime Office of Strategic Services (1942-45).
    In related areas, we have a directory of current executive departments and independent government agencies, as well as a list of all the U.S. presidents and their cabinet members in our almanac.
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    Kate Beckinsale     Also Known As                      Kathrin Romary Beckinsale   Nationality                            British   Born on                               26 July 1973 AD     Zodiac Sign                         Leo     Born in                                Finsbury Park, London, England   father                                  Richard Beckinsale   mother                                Judy Loe   Spouse:                              Len Wiseman (m. 2004)   children                               Lily Mo Sheen   education Godolphin and Latymer School
    New College
    Oxford   Net worth $16 million awards: 1997 - Sitges-Catalonian International Film Festival for Best Actress
    1999 - London Critics Circle Film Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year
    2012 - Spike Guys' Choice Award for Jean-Claude Gahd Dam
        Born in London, England, Kate Beckinsale was exposed to films and acting from a very young age with both her parents being actors. A bright student at Oxford University, Beckinsale finally quit university to concentrate on her acting career. Debuting with ‘Much Ado about nothing’, she was finally noticed by the critics and the audiences for her performance in the BBC television comedy movie ‘Cold Comfort Farm’. Thereafter, she appeared in several films and finally moved to USA for her big break in Hollywood. Appreciated for her role in ‘The Last Days of Disco’, Beckinsale finally found fame with the commercially successful film ‘Pearl Harbor’, where she starred alongside Ben Affleck. The film paved the way for a brilliant career and there was no looking back. Soon, she became hugely famous for her action role in the ‘Underworld’ series directed by her husband. With several successful movies, Beckinsale has made a mark in Hollywood and the critics have praised her many times for her impeccable performances. Living now in Venice, California with her daughter, she has interesting projects in her kitty and still has a long road to travel in the world of entertainment! Scroll further for more interesting information on this personality.

    Trivia This prominent Hollywood actress suffers from stomach ulcers and was anorexic as a teenager.

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    The United States tested the first underwater atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll.
    Puerto Rico became a commonwealth of the United States.
    The Italian liner Andrea Doria sank after colliding with the Swedish ship Stockholm off the New England coast, killing 51 people.
    Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to walk in space.
    The supersonic airliner Concorde crashed after takeoff outside Paris.
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    1978............The world's first test-tube baby, Louise Joy Brown, was born in Lancashire, England.
    in vitro fertilization (vēˈtrō, vĭˈtrō) [key] (IVF), technique for conception of a human embryo outside the mother's body. Several ova, or eggs, are removed from the mother's body and placed in special laboratory culture dishes (Petri dishes); sperm from the father are then added, or in many cases a sperm is injected directly into an ovum, a process known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection. If fertilization is successful, a fertilized ovum (or several fertilized ova), after undergoing several cell divisions, is either transferred to the mother's or a surrogate mother's body for normal development in the uterus, or frozen for later implantation. Eggs also can be frozen and fertilized later. In vitro maturation is when the ova are extracted and then matured in a laboratory (instead of in the mother's body) before they are fertilized.
    First developed by Patrick C. Steptoe and Robert G. Edwards of Great Britain (where the first "test-tube baby" was born under their care in 1978), IVF was devised for use in cases of infertility when the woman's fallopian tubes are damaged or the man's sperm count is low. It is also used to enable prospective parents with other reproductive problems (e.g., inability to produce eggs, poor sperm quality, or endometriosis) to bear a child, and can be used in conjunction with embryo screening to enable parents to have a child who is free of some inheritable defects or diseases. Embryo screening procedures have also been used to identify embryos that are generally free of
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    Barbara Harris       Nationality                                   American     Born on                                      25 July 1935 AD      Zodiac Sign                                Leo     Born in                                       Evanston   father                                         Oscar Harris   mother                                       Natalie   Spouse:                                     Paul Sills   awards:                                     1966 - Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical
    Barbara Harris is an American actress best known for her roles in films like ‘A Thousand Clowns’, and ‘Peggy Sue Got Married’. A Tony award winner, the lady was an accomplished stage actress long before she ventured into the world of cinema. Barbara knew from a young age that she wanted to be an actress. She plunged head on into acting, when she was a teenager and became associated with the stage. Pretty with thick blonde hair which she wore in a signature style, she was blessed with a natural flair for acting. She was very passionate about her chosen field and put her soul into each one of her performances. Such was her love for acting that she never chased the fame or wealth it brings—she was happy to act as long as she was offered the roles she liked and eventually chose to become an acting teacher, away from all the glamour and glitz of Hollywood. She had all the qualities to become a sexy superstar—beauty, brains, talent, and a huge fan following—yet she always remained the pretty and sweet girl-next-door throughout her acting career. She enjoyed her Broadway career a lot and is a recipient of the prestigious Tony Award
        She was married to director Paul Sills whom she later divorced. She is a reclusive person who prefers to guard the personal details of her life from the media.
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    Brigham Young and the first members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) arrived at the Great Salt Lake.
    Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, died in Kinderhook, N.Y.
    Tennessee became the first Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union.
    The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon had to turn over White House tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.
    Nine coal miners were trapped in a mine in Pennsylvania. All were rescued three days later.
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    1937.............Charges against five black men accused of raping two white women in the Scottsboro case were dropped.
    Scottsboro Case. In 1931 nine black youths were indicted at Scottsboro, Ala., on charges of having raped two white women in a freight car passing through Alabama. In a series of trials the youths were found guilty and sentenced to death or to prison terms of 75 to 99 years. The U.S. Supreme Court reversed convictions twice on procedural grounds (that the youths' right to counsel had been infringed and that no blacks had served on the grand or trial jury). At the second trial one of the women recanted her previous testimony. The Alabama trial judge set aside the guilty verdict as contrary to the weight of the evidence and ordered a new trial. In 1937 charges against five were dropped and the state agreed to consider parole for the others. Two were paroled in 1944, one in 1951. When the fourth escaped (1948) to Michigan, the state refused to return him to Alabama. In 1976, Alabama pardoned the last known surviving "Scottsboro boy," Clarence Norris, who had broken parole and fled the state in 1946; the other three who had been convicted were posthumously pardoned in 2013. The belief that the case against the "Scottsboro boys" was unproved and that the verdicts were the result of racism caused 1930s liberals and radicals to come to the defense of the youths. The fact that Communists used the case for propaganda further complicated the affair.
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