This Week In History
July 27, 1953 - After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People’s Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end.
July 28, 1864 - Confederates under General John Bell Hood make a third attempt to break General William T. Sherman’s hold on Atlanta.
July 29, 1965 - The first 4,000 paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.
July 30, 1945 - Japanese warships sink the American cruiser Indianapolis, killing 883 seamen in the worst loss in the history of the U.S. navy.
July 31, 2004 - About 170 members of an Illinois National Guard unit have been called for duty in Iraq.
Aug 01, 1956 - Captain Norma Parsons becomes the first woman to join the National Guard when she was sworn in as a nurse in the 106th Tactical Hospital, New York Air National Guard.
Aug 02, 1950 - The Ford Motor Company created the Defense Products Division in order to handle the large number of government contracts related to the Korean War.
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