Baltimore Sun



On July 26, 1847, the western African country of Liberia, founded by freed American slaves, declared its independen­ce.

In 1945, Winston Churchill resigned as Britain’s prime

minister after his Conservati­ves were soundly defeated by the Labour Party; Clement Attlee succeeded him.

In 1953, Fidel Castro began his revolt against Fulgencio Batista. (Castro ousted Batista in 1959.)

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabiliti­es Act.

In 2002, the Republican­led House voted, 295-132, to create an enormous Homeland Security Department in the biggest government reorganiza­tion in decades.

In 2016, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelph­ia.

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