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William Staub, Inventor of the Treadmill, Dead at 96

Fitness pioneer William Staub, who invented the treadmill, has passed away at the ripe old age of 96.

And if you think you’re too old or out of shape to use his invention, think again — he was using one himself until just a couple months ago.

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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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Victim of Colorado ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting Leaves Behind Eerie Blog About Avoiding Mall Shooting

Details about the victims of the mass shooting in a Colorado movie theater have been scant thus far, but the name of one woman killed in the attack has now been made public — and the details of the days leading up to her death are downright eerie.

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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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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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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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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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This Day in History for July 17 – Disneyland Opens and More

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

1762 – Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III (More info)

1898 – Spain surrenders to the United States at Santiago, Cuba, ending the Spanish-American War (More info)

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This Day in History for July 16 – Apollo 11 Launches and More

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

1790 – The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States (More info)

1969 – The first manned space mission to land on the Moon, Apollo 11, launches (More info)

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This Day in History for July 13 – Hollywood Sign Dedication and More

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

1863 – In New York City, opponents of the draft begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in U.S. history (More info)

1923 – The Hollywood sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Los Angeles; it originally reads Hollywoodland but the four last letters are dropped after a 1949 renovation (More info)

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