Archive for July 2nd, 2012

CIVIL RIGHTS ACT SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Among the guests behind him is Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark piece of legislation in the United States
that outlawed major forms of discrimination against African Americans and women, including racial segregation. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities
that served the general public.

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AIR SERVICE RENAMED ON THIS DAY IN 1926

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The United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) was a forerunner of the United
States Air
Force
. Renamed by Congress from the Air Service, it was part of
the U.S. Army and the predecessor of the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF),
established in 1941. Although abolished as an organization in 1942,
the Air Corps (AC) remained as a
branch of the Army until 1947.

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RACING LEGEND IS 75 TODAY

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Richard Petty 2011

Richard Lee Petty is a former NASCAR driver who raced in the Strictly Stock-
Grand National Era and the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. "The King", as he
is nicknamed, is most well known for winning the NASCAR Championship seven
times. Petty is a member of the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He
was inducted into the Hall in 2010.

 

Petty#43

This is the Pontiac #43 in which Richard Petty won his 200th and final race
in 1984.

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RECORD SETTING ALBUM ON THIS DAY IN 1984

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Epic Records set a record as two million copies of the Jacksons’ "Victory"
were shipped to stores. It was the first time that such a large initial shipment had been made. On the first release of the record (above) there was a white dove on Randy’s shoulder (third from left). On later issues the bird was removed.
It was the only album to include all six Jackson brothers together
as an official group; also, it was the last album entirely recorded with lead singer
Michael Jackson.

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AVIATOR DISAPPEARED ON THIS DAY IN 1937

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Amelia Mary Earhart


2007

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DVD released October 2009

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