The Week in History: July 23-27

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 23

1827: The first swimming school opened in the United States (Boston, Massachusetts)
1904: The ice cream cone was invented at the St. Louis World Fair
1979: George Brett earned his 1,000th career hit
2000: The 87th Tour de France had no winner after Lance Armstrong was disqualified for illegal substances

July 24

1938: Instant coffee was created
1979: Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) hit his 400th home run
2005: Lance Armtstrong won the 92nd Tour de France, later disqualified in 2012 for doping
2016: Great Britain’s Chris Froome won the 103rd Tour de France

July 25

1547: France crowned Henry II king
1729: North Carolina became a royal colony
1860: Harvard and Yale competed in the first US intercollegiate billiard match
1949: Stan Musial (St. Louis) hit for the cycle as the Cardinals defeated Brooklyn 14-1

July 26

1928: Yankees defeated Tigers 12-1 after scoring 11 runs in the 12th inning
1952: Mickey Mantle hit his first grand slam
1957: Mickey Mantle hit his 200th career home run
1970: Johnny Bench (Reds) hit 3 straight home runs off of Steve Carlton (Phillies)

July 27

1857: US mint opened in Charlotte, NC
1844: US mint in Charlotte, NC destroyed by fire
1999: Tony Hawk (pro skateboarder) landed a “900” (first person to do so)
2012: Queen Elizabeth II opened the 30th Olympic games in London

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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