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Adv21 For release Monday, July 21

1861, during the Civil War, the first Battle of Bull Run was fought at Manassas, Virginia, resulting in a Confederate victory.

1925, the so-called "Monkey Trial" ended in Dayton, Tennessee, with John T. Scopes found guilty of violating state law for teaching Darwin's Theory of Evolution. (The conviction was later overturned on a technicality.)

1944, American forces landed on Guam during World War II, capturing it from the Japanese some three weeks later.

1972, the Irish Republican Army carried out 22 bombings in Belfast, Northern Ireland, killing nine people and injuring 130 in what became known as "Bloody Friday."

1980, draft registration began in the United States for 19- and 20-year-old men.

2009: Taco Bell mascot Gidget the Chihuahua died in Santa Clarita, California, at 15.



TODAY IN HISTORY

1861: The Civil War's first Battle of Bull Run was fought at Manassas, Va., resulting in a Confederate victory.

1925: The "Monkey Trial" ended in Dayton, Tenn., with John Scopes found guilty of violating state law for teaching evolution. (The conviction was later overturned.)

1944: U.S. forces landed on Guam during World War II, capturing it from the Japanese three weeks later.

1980: Draft registration began in the U.S. for 19- and 20-year-old men.

2009: Taco Bell mascot Gidget the Chihuahua died in Santa Clarita, Calif., at 15.

Adv21 For release Monday, July 21 07/20/14 [Last modified: Sunday, July 20, 2014 4:22pm]

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