Today is Sunday, July 21, 2024

The History of Today

1861 - The first major battle of the U.S. Civil War began. It was the Battle of Bull Run at Manassas Junction, VA. The Confederates won the battle.

1930 - The Veterans Administration of the United States was established.

1949 - The U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.

1957 - Althea Gibson became the first black woman to win a major U.S. tennis title when she won the Women’s National clay-court singles competition.

2000 - NBC announced that they had found nearly all of Milton Berle's kinescopes. The filmed recordings of Berle's early TV shows had been the subject of a $30 million lawsuit filed by Berle the previous May.

Daily Quote

People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
- W. Somerset Maugham, "Of Human Bondage", 1915

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