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Sinking of the Andrea Doria July 26, 1956 The Italian liner Andrea Doria sinks after colliding with the Swedish liner Stockholm the night before. 46 of the more than 1,700 people aboard were killed. Five members of the Stockholm crew were killed. When the two ships realized they were on a collision course, the Andre Doria steered to left while the Stockholm steered to the right,…

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Royal Wedding July 23, 1986 Prince Andrew marries Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson, the Duchess of York, at London’s Westminster Abbey. They would divorce 10 years later. Martin and Lewis Last Performance July 24, 1956 The legendary comedy duo of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis perform at the Copacabana, NY together for the last time as a team. Roseanne Grabs Crotch and Spits…

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Iraq War – Uday and Qusay Hussein Killed July 22, 2003 American troops kill Saddam Hussein‘s two sons, Uday and Qusay, during a raid on a home in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Also killed in the battle was Qusay’s 14-year-old son and a bodyguard. Their location was given away by tipster who was awarded the $30…

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George Carlin Arrested for Seven Words July 21, 1972 The comedian George Carlin is arrested in Milwaukee for performing his Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television routine. The charges were dismissed when the judge declared that the language was indecent but Carlin had the freedom to say it as long as he caused no disturbance.

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