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This Day in History: July 5

This Day in History: July 5

In 1954, Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee; the song he recorded was “That's All Right.”

1687: Isaac Newton first published his Principia Mathematica, a three-volume work setting out his mathematical principles of natural philosophy.

1811: Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain.

1865: The Secret Service Division of the U.S. Treasury Department was founded in Washington, D.C. with the mission of suppressing counterfeit currency.

1935: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the...

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