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This week in history: Off-duty cop kills teen on Upper East Side

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Town & Village newspaper has been providing news for Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village for over 65 years and we’ve decided to start taking a look back to see what was going on in the community 50 years ago. 870 more words

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July 26th, 1908 - The FBI is founded, then is promptly investigated by itself.

On July 26, 1908, a group of newly hired federal investigators were assigned to the Office of the Chief Examiner Stanley W. Finch of the Department of Justice, thus setting the groundwork for the future FBI.   309 more words

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This Week In History: 'Wild Thing' by The Troggs, Chicago VI, and Paul Young's 'Everytime You Go Away'

The music history books are vast and full of interesting bits of knowledge. “Big” Jay Sorensen gives you a recap of the biggest and most interesting music news from the week; something from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. 1,052 more words

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Christchurch - this week in history (21 to 27 July)

23 July 1851
Pioneer William Deans among 28 lost in the wreck of the Maria in Cook Strait. Godley had tried to deprive the Deans and Hay families of their farms because he wanted only Anglicans to own land in the new settlement. 107 more words

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July 19th, 1799 - Rosetta Stone And Pablo Stone Are “Found”

On July 19, 1799, the Rosetta Stone was “rediscovered” in Egypt.  Though the path it traveled over the centuries is uncertain, this ancient stone was eventually used as construction material in the building of Fort Julien, in Rashid (Rosetta), Egypt, used by the French during the Napoleonic Expeditions.   435 more words

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This week in writing history: The Catcher in the Rye

On July 16, 1951, J.D. Salinger published a book that just about everyone (in this country, at least) has had to read at one point or another: … 416 more words

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