Right Now in This Day in History Class

U.S. Invaded Puerto Rico - July 25, 1898

The U.S. invaded Puerto Rico on this day in 1898, during the Spanish-American War.

Eastland Disaster - July 24, 1915

The Eastland Disaster occurred in Chicago on this day in 1915.

Egyptian Revolution - July 23, 1952

The Egyptian Revolution took place on this day in 1952.

Selman Waksman Born - July 22, 1888

Selman Waksman, who is credited with developing streptomycin, was born on this day in 1888.

John Scopes Found Guilty - July 21, 1925

John Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution on this day in 1925.

First Special Olympics - July 20, 1968

The First Special Olympics began on this day in 1868.

Seneca Falls Convention - July 19, 1848

The Seneca Falls Convention convened in New York on this day in 1848.

Great Fire of Rome - July 18, 64

The Great Fire of Rome began on this day in the year 64.

Romanov Family Executed - July 17, 1918

The Romanov family was executed on this day in 1918.

Ida B. Wells-Barnett Born - July 16, 1862

Journalist and anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells-Barnett was born on this day in 1862.

Spanish Inquisition Disbanded - July 15, 1834

After roughly four centuries, the Spanish Inquisition was disbanded on this day in 1834.

Gertrude Bell Born - July 14, 1868

Gertrude Bell, who helped shape modern Iraq, was born on this day in 1868.

New York Draft Riots Began - July 13, 1863

The New York Draft Riots began on this day in 1863.

Bisbee Deportation - July 12, 1917

The Bisbee Deportation took place on this day in 1917 in Bisbee, Arizona.

Zheng He's First Voyage - July 11, 1405

Explorer Zheng He's first voyage began on this day in 1405.

Nikola Tesla Born - July 10, 1856

Famed inventor Nikola Tesla was born on this day in 1856.

Constitutionalist Revolution - July 9, 1932

The Constitutionalist Revolution began on this day in 1932.

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Published - July 8, 1741

Jonathan Edwards' sermon 'Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God' was published on this day in 1741.

Joan of Arc Posthumously Acquitted - July 7, 1456

Joan of Arc was posthumously acquitted of heresy on this day in 1456.

Richard the Lionheart Inherited the Throne - July 6, 1189

Richard the Lionheart inherited the throne after the death of his father, on this day in 1189.