August 7, 2014 in History


Former Press Secretary James S. Brady dies at age 73; Brady's death has been ruled a homicide due to a gunshot wound made 33 years earlier by John W. Hinckley, Jr.; Hinckley was found to be insane and was not charged with the original crime

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1940 Churchill recognizes De Gaulle government in exile
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