The Week in History: July 31 – August 4

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 31

1973: Julius Erving (Dr. J) was traded from ABA Virginia Squires to NY Nets
1987: Eddie Murray (Orioles) hit his 299th and 300th career home runs
1988: Miami Dolphins defeated San Francisco 49ers 27-21 in London
1997: Mark McGwire traded from A’s to St. Louis Cardinals

August 1

1918: Pittsburgh Pirates needed 21 innings to defeat the Boston Braves 2-0
1941: Jeep produced its first vehicle
1960: “The Twist” by Chubby Checker was released
1981: MTV debuted at 12:01 AM

August 2

1776: The US Declaration of Independence was officially signed by 56 people
1858: Streets of Boston and NYC were the first to have mailboxes installed
1865: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was published by Lewis Carroll
1961: St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Toronto Argonauts 36-7

August 3

1492: Christopher Columbus began his first voyage aboard the Santa Maria, Pinta, and Niña
1923: Baseball games were cancelled following President Harding’s death
1923: Calvin Coolidge (vice-president) became the 30th US President after the death of President Warren G. Harding
1969: Red outlasted Phillies 19-17

August 4

1949: NBA was formed by the merging of the NBL and NBAA
1956: “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley was released
2015: Forbes magazine named Rober Downey Jr. the world’s highest paid actor
2015: “The Muppets” stars Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy announced the their relationship was over on Twitter

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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