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cartoon: Dana Summers

Adv08 For release Tuesday, July 8

1853, an expedition led by Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Yedo Bay, Japan, on a mission to seek diplomatic and trade relations with the Japanese.

1889, The Wall Street Journal was first published. (Price of a copy: two cents.)

1907, Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first "Follies," on the roof of the New York Theater.

1972, the Nixon administration announced a deal to sell $750 million in grain to the Soviet Union. (However, the Soviets were also engaged in secretly buying subsidized American grain, resulting in what critics dubbed "The Great Grain Robbery.")

1994, Kim Il Sung, North Korea's communist leader since 1948, died at age 82.

2013: Breaking their public silence, three women who'd been held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade issued a YouTube video; in it, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight thanked the public for the encouragement and financial support allowing them to restart their lives.



TODAY IN HISTORY

1853: An expedition led by Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Yedo Bay, Japan, on a mission to seek diplomatic and trade relations with the Japanese.

1889: The Wall Street Journal was first published. (Price: two cents.)

1994: Kim Il Sung, North Korea's leader since 1948, died at age 82.

2013: Breaking their silence, three women who'd been held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade issued a YouTube video; in it, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight thanked the public for the encouragement and financial support allowing them to restart their lives.

Adv08 For release Tuesday, July 8 07/07/14 [Last modified: Monday, July 7, 2014 4:31pm]

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