July 24, 1959 – Kitchen Debate in Moscow

July 24, 1959 – Kitchen Debate in Moscow

On July 24, 1959, in front of replica of a suburban American kitchen, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev engage in an impromptu debate about the merits and disadvantages of capitalism and communism.

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July 23, 1964 – Taylor and Khanh have “heated” discussions in Saigon

Ambassador Maxwell Taylor meets twice with South Vietnamese Premier General Nguyen Khanh to register U.S. disapproval of the recent calls by Khanh and Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky to extend the war into North Vietnam.

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July 4, 1776 – United States declares independence

July 4, 1776 – United States declares independence

After a decade of economic conflict with Great Britain, the 13 colonies answer King George III’s flat refusal of political reform with a call for revolution.

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July 2, 1839 – Mutiny on the Amistad slave ship

July 2, 1839 – Mutiny on the Amistad slave ship

Early in the morning, Africans on the Cuban schooner Amistad rise up against their captors, killing two crewmembers and seizing control of the ship, which had been transporting them to a life of slavery on a sugar plantation at Puerto Principe, Cuba.

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