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The Week in History: July 3-7

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 3

1819: Bank of Savings in NYC opened (first savings bank in the US)
1932: Yankees defeated the Red Sox 13-2 in the first Sunday game at Fenway Park
1985: “Back to the Future” premiered
2014: “Guardians of the Galaxy” was released

July 4

1776: US declared its independence from Great Britain
1796: Independence Day was celebrated for the first time
1895: “America the Beautiful” was published by Katherine Lee Bates
1939: Lou Gehrig’s #4 was retired (first Yankee’s uniform to be retired

July 5

1937: Joe DiMaggio hit his first grand slam
1968: Wilt Chamberlain was traded to the LA Lakers from the Philadelphia 76ers
1994: Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.om
2009: Serena Williams defeated sister Venus for the 16th Wimbledon tennis title

July 6

1932: 1st All-Star Baseball game held, AL won 4-2
1945: Medal of Freedom established by President Harry Truman
1994: “Forrest Gump” premiered
2016: Pokemon Go was made available to the public

July 7

1972: FBI swore in the first female members
1977: 10th James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me” was released
2011: Final Harry Potter film, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2” was released
2013: Andy Murray defeated Novak Dokavic for the 127th Wimbledon men’s tennis title

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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