On July 9, Trump chooses Kavanaugh

Today is Saturday, July 9, the 190th day of 2022. There are 175 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On July 9, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to General George Washington’s troops in New York.

To this date :

In 1918, 101 people were killed in a railroad collision in Nashville, Tennessee. The Distinguished Service Cross was created by an act of Congress.

In 1937, a fire at 20th Century Fox’s film warehouse in Little Ferry, New Jersey destroyed most of the studio’s silent films.

In 1943, during World War II, the Allies launched Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily.

In 1944, during World War II, American forces secured Saipan as the last Japanese defenses fell.

In 1947, the engagement of British Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten was announced.

In 1965, the Sonny & Cher single “I Got You Babe” was released by ATCO Records.

In 1982, Pan Am Flight 759, a Boeing 727, crashed in Kenner, Louisiana shortly after takeoff from New Orleans International Airport, killing all 145 people on board and eight people on the ground.

In 2004, a report by the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that the CIA had provided unsubstantiated assessments of the threat posed by Iraq on which the Bush administration had relied to justify going to war.

In 2010, the largest US-Russian spy swap since the Cold War ended on a remote stretch of Vienna airport tarmac as planes from New York and Moscow arrived within minutes of each other. with 10 Russian sleeper agents and four prisoners accused by Russia of espionage. for the West.

In 2015, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley relegated the Confederate flag to the state’s “hall of relics” after the legislature passed a measure removing the flag from the Statehouse grounds following the massacre. of nine African Americans in a church. Bible study.

In 2018, President Donald Trump selected Brett Kavanaugh, a staunchly conservative and politically connected federal appeals court judge, for the Supreme Court to fill the seat left vacant by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Kavanaugh would be confirmed in October after a controversial nomination fight.)

In 2020, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio used a roller to help paint “Black Lives Matter” in front of President Donald Trump’s Manhattan Tower. The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a New York prosecutor’s claims regarding Trump’s tax records.

A decade ago: Faced with declining job numbers, President Barack Obama sought to turn the November election into a fight for tax fairness, calling for tax cut extensions for all winning families less than $250,000, but denying them to households earning more than that. The remains of six American airmen lost over Laos in 1965 are interred in a single coffin at Arlington National Cemetery. Detroit’s Prince Fielder became only the second player, after Ken Griffey Jr., to win multiple All-Star Home Run Derby titles, thrilling the crowd at Kauffman Stadium with eight splashy shots into the fountain from right field and beating Jose Bautista of Toronto 12 -7 in the final.

Five years ago: A ceasefire brokered by the United States, Russia and Jordan came into effect in three war-torn provinces in southern Syria. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (HY’-dahr ahl ah-BAH’-dee) celebrated with Iraqi troops in Mosul after driving Islamic State militants from some of their last strongholds.

A year ago: Relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said vaccinated teachers and students do not need to wear masks inside school buildings. The White House says President Joe Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call that Putin must “take action” against cybercriminals in his country and that the United States reserves the right to “defend its people and critical infrastructure” against future attacks.

Today’s birthdays: Actor-singer Ed Ames turns 95. Actor Richard Roundtree is 80 years old. Singer Dee Dee Kenniebrew (The Crystals) is 77. Author Dean Koontz is 77 years old. John Tesh is 70 years old. Country singer David Ball is 69 years old. Business executive/TV personality Kevin O’Leary (TV: “Shark Tank”) is 68 years old. R&B singer Debbie Sledge (Sister Sledge) is 68. Actor Jimmy Smits is 67 years old. Actor Tom Hanks is 66 years old. Singer Marc Almond is 65 years old. Actor Kelly McGillis is 65 years old. Rock singer Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) is 63 years old. Rock actor-singer Courtney Love is 58 years old. Rock musician Frank Bello (Anthrax) is 57 years old. Actor David O’Hara is 57 years old. Actor Pamela Adlon is 56 years old. Actor Scott Grimes is 51 years old. Actor Enrique Murciano is 49 years old. Singer-rock musician Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse) is 47 years old. Musician/producer Jack White is 47 years old. Rock musician Dan Estrin (Hoobastank) is 46 years old. Actor-director Fred Savage is 46 years old. Actress Linda Park is 44 years old. Actress Megan Parlen is 42 years old. R&B singer Kiely Williams (3lw) is 36 years old. Actor Mitchel Musso is 31 years old. Actor Georgie Henley is 27 years old.

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