Today in history

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On July 8 in …

1099 –- On the First Crusade, 15,000 thousand starving Christian soldiers march in a religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on.

1831 -– John Pemberton is born in Knoxville, GA. He will go on to become a chemist and pharmacist and the person who created the secret formula for Coca-Cola.

1932 –- The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, closing at 41.22.

1948 –- The United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (WAF).

2011 -– The space shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. shuttle program.


 

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