July 18

In 1933, the Daily Reporter included word from Shirley that two men digging a basement had unearthed a human skull and several other bones, which they believed to be part of the skeleton of an American Indian.

July 19

In 2007, Greenfield’s Jake Fox made his debut with Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs.

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July 20

In 1924, the Memorial Building in Greenfield was dedicated.

July 21

In 1989, Greenfield officials announced Greenfield Senior Center would merge into the Greenfield Parks and Recreation Department. Parks superintendent Clark Ketchum, part of the announcement in the center at 19 W. North St., said it was possible a combination senior center-community building would someday take shape near the Riley Park shelter house.

July 22

In 1916, “Hoosier Poet” and Greenfield native James Whitcomb Rileyuffered a stroke, his second in a month, and died.

July 23

In 1996, Greenfield’s Jaycie Phelps and other members of the “Magnificent Seven” U.S. women’s gymnastics team won the Olympic gold medal in Atlanta.

July 24

In 1916, James Whitcomb Riley’s body lay in state at the Indiana Statehouse; during those 10 hours, more than 35,000 filed past.