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July And Our Veterans: Some Dates

Written by veterans  |  29. July 2010

July And Our Veterans: Some Dates Lest we forget (as Lt. James EMO Tichacek, USN (Ret) and Wikipedia never do). 0701 - Air Force accepts first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (WAF) (1948) 0701 - World's 1st air force established (US Army) (1907) 0702 - Distinguish Flying Cross authorized (1926) 0702 - Civil Rights Act of 1964 0702 - U.S. Army Air Corp (1926) 0702 - U.S. Constitution Took Effect (1788) 0703 - 1st time US & North Korean forces clash in Korean War (1950) 0703 - US Vincennes in Strait of Hormoez shoots Iran Airbus A300, kills 290 (1988) 0704 - 1st Japanese kamikaze attack U.S. fleet near Iwo Jima (1944) 0704 - Independence Day 0705 - Liberation of the Philippines declared (1945) 0706 - Mexican-American War ended with the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo (1848) 0706 - Air Force Cross Created (1960) 0707 - 1st military draft by US (exemptions cost $100) (1863) 0709 - Napalm used for the first time during American invasion of Tinian in the Marianas (1944) 0709 - Pres Truman asked Congress to formally end state of war with Germany (1951 !!!) 0710 - Allied Invasion of Sicily (1943) 0711 - U.S. Marine Corps created by an act of Congress (1789) 0712 - U.S. forces led by Gen Hull invade Canada (1812) 0714 - Battleship USS South Dakota 1st US ship to bombard Japan (1945) 0715 - U.S. Marines deployed in Lebanon (1958) 0716 - Atomic Bomb tested in 1945 0718 - German Me-262 first jet-propelled aircraft to fly in combat makes its first flight (1942) 0718 - New Zealand and Australia announce they will pull their troops out of Vietnam (1971) 0720 - Draft lottery held #258 1st drawn (1917) 0721 - Confederate forces defeat the Union Army along Bull Run near Manassas Junction, Virginia (1861) 0721 - French sign armistice with Viet Minh that ends war but divides Vietnam into two countries (1954) 0721 - VA Created (1930) 0722 - Five Ohio Indian tribes make peace with United States and declare war on Britain (1814) 0723 - Geneva Conference on Laos forbids United States to invade eastern Laos (1962) 0724 - U.S. warships in Persian Gulf placed on alert after Iraq masses nearly 30,000 troops near its border with Kuwait (1990) 0725 - U.S. Ambassador tells Iraq, US won't take sides in Iraq-Kuwait dispute (1990) 0726 - Department of Defense (1947) 0726 - Desegregation of All U.S. Armed Services (1948) 0726 - Desegregation of U.S. Army (1944) 0727 - Korean War Armistice (1953) 0728 - World War I began (1914) 0728 - B-25 bomber crashes into Empire State Building in New York City killing 13 people (1945) 0729 - U.S. Marines land at Port-au-Prince to protect American interests in Haiti (1915) 0729 - Fire aboard carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin kills 134 $100 million damage (1967) 0730 - FDR signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES) (1942) 0731 - Senate votes to allow women to fly combat aircraft (1991) --- Regards, Walt Schmidt

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