The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. Throughout the year the ADA National Network recognizes this landmark event and the important work to promote equal opportunity for people with disabilities.
4th of July
Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776.
Every person will have what they feel is most wonderful about the United States. For some, it is the story of economic improvement, for others, it is immigration, for others it is winning, with our allies, the Second World War, for others it is the Civil Rights movement. So, look through the U.S. History and Culture Index and take your pick.
July 10, 1808
Solomon Northup was an American abolitionist and the primary author of the memoir Twelve Years a Slave. A free-born African American from New York, he was the son of a freed slave and a free man of color. A farmer and a professional violinist, Northup had been a landowner in Hebron, New York.
July 29, 1930
Paul Belville Taylor Jr. was an American dancer and choreographer. He was among the last living members of the third generation of America’s modern dance artists. He founded the Paul Taylor Dance Company in 1954 in New York City.