This Week in History…

To most, it’s just another week. Not to us! Every so often, we like to look back on big moments that shaped the world (or just things that happened). So what’s all gone down on dates this week? Here’s some of the bigger events…

July 31

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1965- Harry Potter creator and author JK Rowling is born in Yate, England

 

August 1

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1914- World War I erupts in Europe

 

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1961- First Six Flags opens in Texas, featuring the world’s first log flume ride, mine cart ride, and 360-degree loop

 

August 2

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1876- Legend of the American west, Wild Bill Hickok is murdered in Deadwood, South Dakota by Jack McCall at the No. 10 Saloon.

 

 

August 3

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1492- Columbus sets sail

 

 

 

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1949- The National Basketball Association is created

August 4

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1944- Anne Frank Captured

 

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