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Today in History: July 9

Today is Saturday, July 9, the 191st day of 2016. There are 175 days left in the year.

A sign directs travelers to the start of the "1947 UFO Crash Site Tours" in Roswell, N.M., Tuesday, June 10, 1997. In Roswell, locals don't argue anymore about whether a space ship crashed nearby. They argue about whose ranch it landed on. (AP Photo/Eric Draper)

Today in History: July 8

Today is Friday, July 8, the 190th day of 2016. There are 176 days left in the year.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, waves from the balcony of the White House, in Washington, on July 7, 1976, as she stands with Preisdent Gerald Ford and his wife Betty. (AP Photo/Staff/Green)

Today in History: July 7

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Today is Thursday, July 7, the 189th day of 2016. There are 177 days left in the year.

Thick smoke and flames rise from the remains of the Piper Alpha oil platform in the North Sea off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland, July 8, 1988. Most of the platform fell into the sea, after a massive explosion and fire ripped through it Wednesday, July 6, killing 160 oil workers. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin)

Today in History: July 6

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Today is Wednesday, July 6, the 188th day of 2016. There are 178 days left in the year.

Spectators watch the Independence Day fireworks Thursday night, July 4, 1996 at the grounds of the Washington Monument. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson)

Today in History: Independence Day

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Today is Monday, July 4, the 186th day of 2016. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day.

Fireworks illuminate the sky around the Statue of Liberty July 3, 1986, during the finale of the official unveiling ceremony.  (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)

Today in History: July 3

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Today is Sunday, July 3, the 185th day of 2016. There are 181 days left in the year.

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Today in History: July 2

Today is Saturday, July 2, the 184th day of 2016. There are 182 days left in the year.