Historical Events for July 1952

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2nd - Princess Beatrice opens miniature city of Madurodam
3rd - Puerto Rico's constitution approved by US Congress
4th - 66th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats J Drobny (4-6 6-2 6-3 6-2)
4th - Canadain Currency, Mint & Exchange Fund Act allows gold coins of $5, $10, and $20 to be minted
5th - "Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
5th - 59th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (7-5 6-3)
6th - Last tram ride in London
7th - SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40
8th - 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Phila
11th - Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican presidential candidate
12th - East German SED decides to form German DR army
14th - SS United States crosses Atlantic in 84:12 (record westward)
15th - 1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins
17th - Shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier
18th - KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting
19th - "Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 perfs
19th - 15th modern Olympic games opens in Helsinki, Finland
19th - Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford
19th - India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day
20th - Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0)
20th - Fausto Coppi wins Tour de France
21st - 7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County California, 14 killed
21st - Premier Ghavam es-Sultaneh of Persia, resigns
22nd - Poland adopts Communist-imposed Constitution
23rd - General Neguib seizes power, Monarchy overthrown in Egypt (Natl Day)
24th - 112°F (44°C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)
24th - Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
24th - Pres Harry Truman settles 53-day steel strike
25th - Commonwealth of Puerto Rico created (Constitution Day)
25th - Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth
26th - King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates [Black Saturday]
26th - Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer
27th - Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2)
28th - Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell, as Cincinnati Reds manager
29th - 1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet
30th - Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid

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