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July 4, 2011

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declaration-of-independence

July 4, 1776: American Revolution: The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress.

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July 3, 2011

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aids

July 3, 1981: First mention in the New York Times of a disease that would later be called AIDS.

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July 2, 2011

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first-walmart

July 2, 1962: The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.

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July 1, 2011

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department-of-justice

July 1, 1870: The United States Department of Justice formally comes into existence.

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June 30, 2011

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first-corvette

June 30, 1953: The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.

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June 29, 2011

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electric-chair

June 29, 1972: The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the case of Furman v. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

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June 28, 2011

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labor-day

June 28, 1894: Labor Day becomes an official U.S. holiday

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June 27, 2011

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first-atm

June 27, 1967: The world’s first ATM is installed in Enfield, England.

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June 26, 2011

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christian-christmas

June 26, 1870: The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States  

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June 25, 2011

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custer

June 25, 1876: Battle of Little Big Horn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer

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