July 26, 1947: President Truman signs the National Security Act. The NSA is a response to the Cold War and establishes the National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency.
July 27, 1919: The Chicago Race Riot begins. Fifteen whites, 23 blacks and 500 people are injured. Race riots also occurred in Washington, D.C, Tennessee, Texas and Nebraska during 1919.
July 28, 1932: White Zombie, the first featurelength zombie film, directed by Victor Halperin and starring Bela Lugosi, is released.
July 29, 1715: Ten Spanish treasure galleons are sunk off the Florida coast by a hurricane.
July 30, 1419: The first Defenestration of Prague took place. In response to the execution of reformer Jan Huss, anti-Catholic Hussites storm the Prague town hall and throw city officials out the window.
July 31,1966: Alabamans burn Beetle records in response to John Lennon saying in an interview, “We’re (the Beetles) more popular than Jesus Christ.”
Aug. 1,1791: The Whiskey Rebellion begins in western Pennsylvania against a tax on whiskey. George Washington, as President of the United States, leads troops in 1794 to put it down.