We take a look at the events that occurred in the month of July
*Declaration of Independence
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A. July 1 Events and Birthdays
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Bob Hope Dies July 27
Bob Hope, well known comedian, singer, and actor is well known for his kindness to the troops. He performed during war time,in war zones to comfort the military and take their minds off of their fears.
Bobby Sherman Born July 22
Teen idol Bobby Sherman skyrocketed to fame after playing the role of Jeremy Bolt on the tv series "Here Come The Brides". He remained the teenage heart throb for much of the 1960's and 1970's, but it was his appearance on the tv series "Emergency!" that turned his life around.
Dart Man Arrested July 11, 1980
Jerome Wright, nicknamed "The Dart Man" was arrested for shooting darts into the businesswomen's backsides as they walked the streets of Manhattan. Although the story always leads to a snicker there was not a woman out there who wanted to be targeted.
First Man On The Moon July 20
When Neil Armstrong took the first step on the moon it held the fascination of the entire world. His first words, "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" will be remembered forever. Quiz time: was that first step with his right foot or his left?
Harrison Ford Born July 13, 1942
Harrison Ford was in several of Hollywood's biggest money making movies. But stardom didn't come easy for him and he almost traded careers to become a carpenter. It was actually while doing carpentry for a casting director that he was given his first big break.
Incident at Chappaquiddick (July 18, 1969)
What really happened in Chappaquiddick in the early hours of July 19, 1969? Or was it the late hours of July 18, 1969? Depending on whose timeline you follow, you still come up with the same result: Mary Jo Kopechne, dead at age 28.
Jimmy Stewart is a Hollywood icon and a war hero flying combat missions in World War II and the Viet Nam War.
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John Scopes was put on trial for teaching evolution in his science class after Tennessee passed the Butler Act which forbade the teaching of evolution as the birth of mankind.
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