HIS­TOR­I­CAL CAL­EN­DAR

The Dundalk Eagle - - OPINION - Com­piled by John G. Bai­ley

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.

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