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Philipp Salzgeber, Wikimedia Commons
Philipp Salzgeber, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for July 23 – Hale-Bopp Comet Discovered and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1926 – Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film (More info)

1967 – In Detroit, Mich., one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African-American inner city, leaving 43 killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned (More info)

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Gareth Cattermole / Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images
Gareth Cattermole / Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for July 23 – Slash, Daniel Radcliffe and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Slash
Age: 47
Occupation: Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Tolerating Axl Rose during his long stint as Guns N’ Roses mop-haired, top-hatted guitarist, providing memorable riffs and solos in songs like ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine,’ ‘November Rain’ and ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ and co-founding the supergroup Velvet Revolver

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Family, friends and former classmates of movie theater shooting victim AJ Boik release balloons   during a memorial service at Gateway High School. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Family, friends and former classmates of movie theater shooting victim AJ Boik release balloons during a memorial service at Gateway High School. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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NJ Native Called A Hero For Protecting Girlfriend In Colorado Theater Shooting [VIDEO]

A man originally from Verona is being remembered as a hero for taking a fatal bullet for his girlfriend inside an Aurora, Colorado theater as James Holmes killed 12 and injured 59.

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Monmouth County Executive Airport
Monmouth County Executive Airport
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Pilot Hurt In Small Plane Crash At Wall Airport

A skydiving company pilot suffered minor injuries when his small plane skidded while making an emergency
landing at a Wall airport.

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A woman lights candles at a makeshift memorial for victims of the Colorado theater shooting. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
A woman lights candles at a makeshift memorial for victims of the Colorado theater shooting. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Remembering The Victims Of The Colorado Theater Shooting [VIDEO]

Police have warned that there could be an explosion & fire as they enter the apartment of James Hlomes. Vehicles have been towed from the building and paramedics are on standby.A New Jersey woman was among those shot by a gunman inside an Aurora, Colorado theater.

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Aurora Mall theater near Denver (KUSA TV)
Aurora Mall theater near Denver (KUSA TV)
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Police: 12 Dead In Colorado Theater Shooting [VIDEO]

Aurora Police at a press conference confirmed that a total of 71 people were shot in a movie theater early Thursday night during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises injuring 59 people and killing 12. 10 bodies are said to still be inside the theater.

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Trisha Leeper / Stuart Wilson, Getty Images
Trisha Leeper / Stuart Wilson, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for July 20 – Carlos Santana, Julianne Hough and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Carlos Santana
Age: 65
Occupation: Guitarist
Known For: Fusing rock and Latin influences while fronting the band Santana and during his long solo career, hits such as ‘Black Magic Woman,’ ‘Maria Maria’ and ‘Smooth,’ his 10 Grammy Awards, and his place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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NASA
NASA
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This Day in History for July 20 – Apollo 11 Lands and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1903 – Ford Motor Company ships its first car (More info)

1960 – Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Ceylon — now Sri Lanka — is elected as Prime Minister, thus becoming the world’s first elected female head of government (More info)

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Library of Congress
Library of Congress
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This Day in History for July 19 – First Women’s Rights Convention and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1692 – Five women are hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Mass. (More info)

1848 – The first women’s rights convention, called by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia C. Mott, was held in Seneca Falls, N.Y. (More info)

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Adam Jacobs / Larry Busacca, Getty Images
Adam Jacobs / Larry Busacca, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for July 19 – Brian May, Anthony Edwards and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Brian May
Age: 65
Occupation: Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Playing guitar with the legendary band Queen and writing such hits as ‘We Will Rock You,’ ‘Who Wants to Live Forever,’ ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ and ‘I Want it All,’ having a PhD in astrophysics, and being ranked No. 26 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

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Gareth Davies / Tim Whitby, Getty Images
Gareth Davies / Tim Whitby, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for July 18 – Nelson Mandela, Sir Richard Branson and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Nelson Mandela
Age: 94
Occupation: South African Activist and Politician
Known For: His tireless anti-apartheid work, surviving 27 years in a brutal prison, being the first South African president elected in a fully representative democratic election, and receiving more than 250 awards over four decades including the Nobel Peace Prize

Sir Richard Branson
Age: 62
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Known For: Founding the Virgin Group of more than 400 companies including Virgin Records and Virgin Atlantic Airways, his environmental work, a wicked and self-deprecating sense of humor, and generally using his $4 billion fortune for good and not evil

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Daniel Berehulak, Getty Images
Daniel Berehulak, Getty Images
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This Day in History for July 18 – ‘Mein Kampf’ Published and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

64 – A great fire begins that ultimately destroys most of Rome (More info)

1925 – Adolf Hitler publishes the first volume of his personal manifesto, ‘Mein Kampf’ (More info)

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