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Right this moment’s Spotlight in Historical past:
On July 3, 1775, Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Military at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
On this date:
In 1863, the three-day Civil Struggle Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania led to a serious victory for the North as Accomplice troops didn’t breach Union positions throughout an assault referred to as Pickett’s Cost.
In 1913, throughout a fiftieth anniversary reunion at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Civil Struggle veterans re-enacted Pickett’s Cost, which ended with embraces and handshakes between the previous enemies.
In 1944, throughout World Struggle II, Soviet forces recaptured Minsk from the Germans.
In 1950, the primary service strikes of the Korean Struggle passed off because the USS Valley Forge and the HMS Triumph despatched fighter planes in opposition to North Korean targets.
In 1971, singer Jim Morrison of The Doorways died in Paris at age 27.
In 1976, Israel launched its daring mission to rescue 106 passengers and Air France crew members being held at Entebbe (en-TEH’-bee) Airport in Uganda (yoo-GAHN’-dah) by pro-Palestinian hijackers; the commandos succeeded in rescuing all however 4 of the hostages.
In 1979, Dan White, convicted of voluntary manslaughter within the taking pictures deaths of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone (mahs-KOH’-nee) and Supervisor Harvey Milk, was sentenced to seven years and eight months in jail. (He ended up serving 5 years.)
In 1986, President Ronald Reagan presided over a gala ceremony in New York Harbor that noticed the relighting of the renovated Statue of Liberty.
In 1988, the USS Vincennes shot down an Iran Air jetliner over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 folks aboard.
In 1996, Russians went to the polls to re-elect Boris Yeltsin president over his Communist challenger, Gennady Zyuganov (geh-NAH’-dee zhoo-GAH’-nahf), in a runoff.
In 2003, the U.S. put a $25 million bounty on Saddam Hussein, and $15 million apiece for his two sons. (The $30 million reward for Odai and Qusai Hussein went to a tipster whose data led U.S. troops to their hideout, the place the brothers had been killed in a gunbattle.)
In 2013, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, was overthrown by the navy after only one yr by the identical form of Arab Spring rebellion that had introduced the Islamist chief to energy.
Ten years in the past: Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) gained his first Wimbledon, beating defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.
5 years in the past: A devastating truck bombing on a bustling industrial road in downtown Baghdad killed practically 300 folks. Actor Noel Neill, who performed Superman’s love curiosity, Lois Lane, in each a film serial and on TV, died in Tucson, Arizona, at age 95.
One yr in the past: Talking on the foot of Mount Rushmore on the eve of Independence Day, President Donald Trump asserted that protesters pushing for racial justice had been partaking in a “cruel marketing campaign to wipe out our historical past.” Amid a rampant resurgence of the coronavirus, Texas started mandating face coverings on the orders of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who mentioned it appeared that folks had been “not comprehending the magnitude of the issue.”
Right this moment’s Birthdays: Playwright Tom Stoppard is 84. Author-producer Jay Tarses is 82. Actor Michael Cole (TV: “The Mod Squad”) is 81. Lawyer Gloria Allred is 80. People singer Judith Durham (The Seekers) is 78. Actor Kurtwood Smith is 78.
Nation singer Johnny Lee is 75. Humorist Dave Barry is 74. Actor Betty Buckley is 74. Actor Jan Smithers is 72. Actor Bruce Altman is 66. Discuss present host Montel Williams is 65. Nation singer Aaron Tippin is 63. Rock musician Vince Clarke (Erasure) is 61. Actor Tom Cruise is 59. Actor Thomas Gibson is 59. Actor Hunter Tylo is 59. Actor Connie Nielsen is 57. Actor Yeardley Smith is 57. TV chef Sandra Lee is 55. Singer Ishmael Butler is 52. Rock musician Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Girls) is 52. Actor-singer Shawnee Smith is 52. Actor-singer Audra McDonald is 51. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is 50. Actor Patrick Wilson is 48. Nation singer Trent Tomlinson is 46. Actor Andrea Barber is 45. Singer Shane Lynch (Boyzone) is 45. Actor Ian Anthony Dale is 43. Actor/comic Jule Klausner is 43. Actor Elizabeth Hendrickson is 42. R&B singer Tonia Tash (Divine) is 42. Nation singer-songwriter Sarah Buxton is 41. Actor Olivia Munn is 41. Actor Shoshannah Stern is 41. Rock singer-songwriter Elle King is 32. Actor Grant Rosenmeyer is 30.
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