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July 14, 1868 ~ One Fellows’ Tape Measure

Can you imagine a world without measurement?

What if we just eyeballed everything?

Measurement is an essential part of life. Without measurement, scientists couldn’t conduct experiments or form theories; Carpenters couldn’t build cabinets; bakers couldn’t bake; planes wouldn’t fly; we couldn’t calculate distance; and we wouldn’t even be able to tell time.

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July 12, 1862 ~ The Medal of Honor is Established by Congress

The Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest and most prestigious personal military decoration.

It is awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor. The medal is normally awarded by the President of the United States in the name of the U.S. Congress.

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July 10, 1940 ~ The Battle of Britain

After the fall of France in June, 1940, Britain knew it was only a matter of time before the Axis powers turned their sights across the Channel.

Then, on July 10, 1940, the German Luftwaffe began the first in a long series of bombing raids in what Winston Churchill first called the Battle of Britain.

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July 9, 1943 ~ Operation Husky: The Invasion of Sicily

July 9, 1943 – Operation Husky: The invasion of Sicily begins.

With North Africa secure, the allies turned their attention towards Europe. An Anglo-American invasion code named Operation Husky was developed to capture the Island of Sicily, a vital stepping-stone for the campaign in Italy.

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