#OnThisDay: On August 2, 1925, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, a labor union for African American employees of the Pullman Company, was organized. A. Philip Randolph was its first president. #history #labor #TodayinHistory pic.twitter.com/I6WRKm0YsW
Today in 1955, Elvis performed at the Fairgrounds in Tupelo, Mississippi. This was his first appearance in Tupelo since his appearance at age ten in a singing competition.
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#TodayinHistory | 1870: Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London pic.twitter.com/Hd3fLLvbB1
#TodayinHistory | 1990: Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually triggering the Gulf War pic.twitter.com/VH8cTuXBnd
August 1, 527 – Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire. #TodayInHistory pic.twitter.com/ikbbwzMypw
July 31, 2012 – Michael Phelps breaks the record set in 1964 by Larisa Latynina for the most medals won at the Olympics. #TodayInHistory pic.twitter.com/nuLGW9D9VK
#TodayinHistory | 1999: Two trains collide at Gaisal, West Bengal, claims 285 lives pic.twitter.com/Nm4gBi0qmm
#TodayinHistory | 1939: Einstein requests U.S. President to create atomic weapons programme pic.twitter.com/74cBh3X9Dl
29 Jul 1776
Patriot forces invade Cherokee territory at North-Carolina to discourage alliance with British.
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28 Jul 1776
Declaration of Independence received with cheers by solders when read at Fort Ticonderoga, New-York.
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July 28, 1951, inilabas ang 13th animated feature ng Walt Disney Production, ang “Alice in Wonderland”. #TodayInHistory
27 Jul 1777
Marquis de Lafayette & Baron Johann de Kalb arrive in Philadelphia to assist Continental Army.
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#TodayInHistory | 1948: Summer Olympics opens in London, after a 12-year hiatus due to WWII pic.twitter.com/8ka3QRGHQB
1 Aug 1777
Burgoyne reaches the Hudson after spending a month crossing 23 miles of wilderness from Lake Champlain.
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August 1, 1960 – Islamabad is declared the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan. #TodayInHistory pic.twitter.com/ToSgBN1Nn7
July 27, 1865 – Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina. #TodayInHistory pic.twitter.com/qXcGTdvdZQ
On this day in 0047, Caesar defeats Pharnaces at Zela in Syria and declares, "veni, vidi, vici," (I came, I saw, I conquered). #TodayinHistory
#TodayInHistory | 2012: Tamil Nadu Express train catches fire near Nellore, kills 32 pic.twitter.com/MbkhfONpQS
#TodayinHistory | 1981: the channel Music Television, popularly known as MTV, is launched in US pic.twitter.com/JkBYifDkoc
August 2, 1932 – The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson. #TodayInHistory pic.twitter.com/IWFxaB9fIh