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Today in history: July 24
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Today in history: July 24

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The Apollo 11 astronauts — two of whom had been the first men to set foot on the moon — splashed down safely in the Pacific, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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During World War II, Warsaw, Poland, surrendered after weeks of resistance to invading forces from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, and more…

In 1960, the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched at Newport News, Virginia, and more events that happened…

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In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of…

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In 1955, a jury in Sumner, Mississippi, acquitted two white men, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, of murdering Black teenager Emmett Till. The two m…

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In 1960, the first-ever debate between presidential nominees took place as Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon faced off …

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