Right Now in This Day in History Class

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.

London Match Girls' Strike Began - July 5, 1888

The London Match Girls' Strike at the Bryant and May match factory began on this day in 1888.

Leaves of Grass Published - July 4, 1855

Walt Witman's 'Leaves of Grass' was published on this day in 1855.

Phaistos Disc Discovered - July 3, 1908

The artifact known as the Phaistos Disc was discovered on this day in 1908.

Amistad Rebellion - July 2, 1839

A rebellion took place aboard the slave ship Amistad on this day in 1839.

Ignaz Semmelweis Born - July 1, 1818

Ignaz Semmelweis, known as the father of infection control, was born on this day in 1818.