After more than half a century of hostilities, the United States and Cuba have announced they will reopen their embassies in their capitals, marking a complete historic restoration of diplomatic relations between the enemies of the Cold War.
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In Pennsylvania, a crucial three-day civil war in Gettysburg has begun and the Union Army has won.
Canada became British rule due to the application of British law in North America.
The first Tour de France has begun. (Completed July 19. The winner was Maurice Garin.)
Delegates from 44 countries began the conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, where they agreed to establish an International Monetary Fund with the World Bank.
The United States detonated a 20-kilometer atomic bomb near the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
The African countries of Burundi and Rwanda were independent from Belgium.
American Mail has launched a five-digit zip code.
The federal drug program came into use.
The Drug Enforcement Administration has been formed.
President George HW Bush appointed Judge Clarence Thomas of the Federal Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court and began the final verification process set up by the allegations of sexual harassment. Actor Michael Landon, 54, has died in Malibu, California.
Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule 156 years later as a British colony.
Actor Robert Mitchum has died at the age of 79 in Santa Barbara, California.
The youngest player to play at Wimbledon in his professional years, Coco Gauff, 15, beat Venus Williams, 39, 6-4, 6-4 in the first round.
Los Angeles Angels’ pitcher Tyler Skaggs, 27, was found dead in his room at a Texas hotel where the team was staying. Coroners have found that Skaggs contains a combination of alcohol and painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his body.
10 years ago: Leon Panetta became US Secretary of Defense two and a half years later as CIA Director. Six weeks after former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed he had a child and family staff, Maria Shriver filed for divorce ending her 25-year marriage. The NBA has banned players. This is a long-awaited decision that puts the 2011-12 season at risk. (The ban expired in December 2011 and a new joint agreement was adopted.)
5 years ago: Another wave of restrictions began shortly after a new abortion law came into force in nearly five states and the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a move from Texas that led to the closure of several clinics. I did.
1 year ago: The mayor of Richmond, Virginia, the capital of Confederates, ordered the removal of all Confederate statues from the city area. Hours later, workers removed a statue of General Stonewall Jackson from a concrete foundation along Monument Avenue in Richmond. Seattle police violently poured into the city’s “occupied” protest area at the behest of the mayor after two deadly shots in the area. San Francisco police have said they will stop sending photos of those arrested unless they threaten the public. They said it was part of an effort to stem the tide of racist ideology. New York City officials have delayed the resumption of local food in restaurants for fear of causing an increase in coronavirus infection. The New York Court of Appeals has revealed how publishers could distribute President Donald Trump’s nephew’s complete book on objections from the president’s brothers. Hugh Downs, a TV journalist and host of the 1950s and 1990s, has died in Arizona. He was 99 years old.
Actor and dancer Leslie Caron is 90 years old. Actor Jean Marsh is 87 years old. Actor Jamie Farr is 87 years old. Cookie maker Wally Amos is 85 years old. Dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp is 80 years old. Actor Geneviève Bujor is 79 years old. Rock singer Debbie Harry is 76. Director of film and television producer Michael Pressman is 71 years old. Actor Daryl Anderson is 70 years old. Actor Twyla Tharp is 70 years old. Actor Terrence Mann is 70. Rock singer Fred Schneider (B-52s) is 70. Pop singer Victor Willis (Village People) is 70. Comedian Dan Aykroyd is 70 years old. 69. Actress Lorna Patterson is 65. Actor Alan Ruck is 65. R&B singer Evelyn “Champagne” King is 61. Star of medal song is 18 years old.