Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace
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Thursday, July 9, 2015

July 6th thru July 12th

What Happened This Week in History?
  • July 6, 1932-  Postage rate for first class mail in the U.S. went up to 3-cents
  • July 7, 2000-  Amazon.com announced that almost 400,00 copies of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" were sold to make it the biggest selling book in e-tailing history
  • July 8, 1985-  "Playboy" and "Penthouse" magazines were sold with nude pictures of Madonna
  • July 9, 1996-  Prince released the album "Chaos and Disorder"
  • July 10, 1910- Brookins became first to fly an airplane at an altitude of 1 mile
  • July 11, 1914-  Babe Ruth debuted with the Boston Red Sox
  • July 12, 1543-  England's King Henry VIII married his 6th and last wife Katherine Parr.

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