TODAY IN HISTORY
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.