Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Today in history, July 9

1540: England's King Henry VIII had his 6-month-old marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, annulled.

1776: The Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen. George Washington's troops in New York.

1816: Argentina declared independence from Spain.

1918: 101 people were killed in a train collision in Nashville. The Distinguished Service Cross was established by an Act of Congress.

1945: Architect Frank Lloyd Wright unveiled his design for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, a spiral structure in Manhattan that was completed in 1959.

1951: President Harry S. Truman asked Congress to formally end the state of war between the United States and Germany.

1986: Attorney General Edwin Meese's Commission on Pornography released the final draft of its report, which linked hard-core porn to sex crimes.

1995: Jerry Garcia performed for the final time as frontman of the Grateful Dead during a concert at Chicago's Soldier Field (Garcia died a month later).

One year ago: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley relegated the Confederate flag to the state's "relic room" after the legislature passed a bill removing the flag from the grounds of the Statehouse after the slaughter of nine African-Americans at a church Bible study.

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