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Today in history: July 18
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Today in history: July 18

In 2013, Detroit became the biggest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy, its finances ravaged and its neighborhoods hollowed out by a long, slow decline in population and auto manufacturing, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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The House Judiciary Committee voted to adopt the first article of impeachment against Richard Nixon, charging he had personally engaged in a c…

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In 1956, the Italian liner Andrea Doria sank off New England, some 11 hours after colliding with the Swedish liner Stockholm, and more events …

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