The Week in History: July 16-20

It is time for another “The Week in History” sponsored by Cox Family Practice! We will give you insight on what happened this week in history. As always if there is an event that happened this week in history that we did not mention, then feel free to let us know here in the comments section, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

July 16

1755: John Adams (future 2nd President of the US) graduated from Harvard
1951: J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” was published
1961: Ralph Boston (US) set the then long jump record at 27′ 2″
2017: Roger Federer defeated Marin Cilic of the 131st Wimbledon Tennis tournament title (Federer’s 8th title)

July 17

1867: Harvard School of Dental Medicine was the first dental school in the US
1879: Hawaii opened its first railroad
1955: Disneyland in California opened, opening televised
1994: Hulk Hogan won the WCW wrestling championship over Ric Flair

July 18

1927: Ty Cobb made his 4,000th career MLB hit
1994: Scented crayon were introduced by Crayola
2004: Diana Turasi and Lance Armstrong won at the 12th ESPY Awards
2013: The 46th San Diego Comic-Con opened

July 19

1877: Spencer W Gore defeated Marshall for the first ever Wimbledon men’s tennis title
1903: France’s Maurice Garin won the first ever Tour de France
1991: Cal Ripkin played in his 1,500th consecutive game
1996: The 26th Olympic Games opened in Atlanta

July 20

1858: New York vs Brooklyn was the first game to charge a fee to see the game (50 cents)
1944: Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for a 4th term as president by the Democratic Party
1969: Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong completed the first moon landing (Apollo 11)
2008: Candace Parker and Tiger Woods won at the 16th ESPY Awards

If you know of an event that happened next week in history, then lets us know and we  will it in next week’s “The Week in History” post.

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