As you recover from the long holiday weekend, let’s take a look back at the news that took over headlines this week in history.
From a sheep named Dolly and an ear-biting Mike Tyson, major announcements from Andy Warhol and Sarah Palin, to a major newspaper’s very first issue, these are the stories that woke us up from the lull of a three-day weekend.
Here’s a look at the stories everyone couldn’t stop talking about from July 3rd- 9th.
July 7, 1981: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor as the first female justice on the Supreme Court.
July 9, 1997: Boxer Mike Tyson banned from boxing (and fined $3M) for biting Evander Holyfield's ear.
July 6, 2005: The first season of 'Dancing With the Stars' comes to a close, awarding the top prize to Kelly Monaco. The show climbed to No. 1 in the TV summer season ratings.
July 7, 2007: Actress Eva Longoria weds (now ex) husband Tony Parker in Paris. OK! Magazine paid $2M to exclusively feature the nuptials.
July 3, 2009: Sarah Palin announces her resignation as Alaska's governor (with 16 months left in her term).
July 4, 2009: The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public for the first time after 9/11. The TODAY Show crew got an early preview.
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