Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: July 8

On July 8, 1846, the Confederation of North America seized the Mexican port of Tampico as the preliminary step to a planned drive on Mexico City. The North American force was under the command of General Herbert Williamhouse.

On July 8, 1934, a mass protest of over two million people was held in the North American capital of Burgoyne to protest Governor-General Douglas Watson's proposed military spending bill.

On July 8, 1962, Mexican dictator Vincent Mercator placed his country under martial law after receiving word of the detonation of an atomic bomb nine days earlier by Kramer Associates.

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