Some interesting facts to throw into your next conversation …..
On July 23:
In 1803, Irish patriots throughout the US rebel against the union with Great Britain.
In 1995, two astronomers, Alan Hale, in New Mexico, and Thomas Bopp, in Arizona, almost simultaneously discover a new comet.
On July 22:
In 1298, King Edward I defeats the Scots under William Wallis at Falkirk.
In 1789, Thomas Jefferson becomes the first Head of the US Department of Foreign Affairs
On July 21:
In 1403, Henry IV defeats the Percys in the Battle of Shrewsbury
In 1865, Wild Bill Hickock kills gunman Dave Tutt in Springfield, Missouri, in what is regarding as the first formal “quick-draw” duel.
In 1715, the Riot Act goes into effect in England.
In 1944, Adolf Hitler is wounded in an assassination attempt by German army officers in Rastenburg.
On July 19:
In 1799, The Rosetta Stone, a tablet with hieroglyphic translations into Greek, is found in Egypt.
In 1848, the first Women’s Rights Convention convenes in Seneca Falls, NY, organized by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
On July 18:
In 1877, Inventor Thomas Edison records the human voice for the first time.