Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

July 2017

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1863 - The Battle of Gettysburg began


 

Canada Day

1908 - Thurgood Marshall was born


 

American Independence Day

1971 - Koko, the 'talking 'gorilla was born

 



 

1906 - Baseball player Robert Leroy  (Satchel) Paige was born

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1830 - Painter Camille Pissarro was born

1767 - American President John Quincy Adams was born

1854 - Inventor George Eastman was born

 

Bastille Day (France)

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1606 - Painter Rembrandt van Rijn was born

1872 - Explorer Roald Amundsen was born

1862 - Journalist Ida B. Wells was born


 

 

 

1921 - Astronaut John Glenn was born

1834 - French painter Edgar Degas was born

1969 - Man landed on the moon for the first time.

 


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1897 - Amelia Earhart was born.



 

1796 - American painter George Gatlin was born

 

1953 - The Korean war came to an end

1914 - Archduke     Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated. World War I began soon after this day.
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1863 - Inventor Henry Ford was born

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1770 - Explorer William Clark was born

1818 - Maria Mitchell,  astronomer, was born




 

 

 

 

1492 - Christopher Columbus sailed for the new world

1900 - Musician Louis Armstrong was born


1945 - The first Atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima  

 

 


 

 

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1866 - Polar explorer Matthew Henson was born





 



 

1860 - Sharpshooter Annie Oakley was born


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1945 - Victory over Japan (V-J) Day

1769 - French general  Napoleon Bonaparte was born


1888 - Soldier and writer T.E. Lawrence was born

1896 - Gold was discovered in the Klondike. The Klondike Gold Rush began

 

 

1786 - Famous frontiersman Davy Crockett was born

1863 - The first shots of the American Civil War were fired at Fort Sumpter.

1774 - Explorer Meriwether Lewis was born.

 

 

1906 - Inventor Philo Farnsworth was born

 

 



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79 - Mount Vesuvius erupted destroying the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum


1883 - The volcano on the island of Krakatoa erupted.

Women's Equality Day


 


1963 - Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous speech in Washington D.C.

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1797 - Author Mary Shelley was born