Baltimore Sun



On July 25, 1866, Ulysses S. Grant was named General of the Army of the United States, the first officer to hold the rank.

In 1946, the U.S. detonated an atomic bomb near

Bikini Atoll in the Pacific in the first underwater test of the device.

In 1960, a Woolworth’s store in Greensboro, North Carolina, that had been the scene of a sit-in protest against its whites-only lunch counter dropped its segregatio­n policy.

In 1994, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Jordan’s King Hussein

signed a declaratio­n at the White House ending their countries’ state of war.

In 2010, the online whistleblo­wer Wikileaks posted some 90,000 leaked U.S. military records that amounted to a blowby-blow account of the Afghanista­n war, including unreported incidents of Afghan civilian killings as well as covert operations against Taliban figures.

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