|July 3, 1935
||Cheo Feliciano, musician
|July 4, 1943
||Gerardo Rivera, Lawyer and TV personality
|July 9, 1909
||Gilberto Concepción de Gracia
was a founder and first president of the Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño.
Born in Vega Alta Concepción received several degrees in Puerto Rico
and the US. He died in San Juan on March 15, 1968.
|July 17, 1859
||Luis Muñoz Rivera, poet, speaker, journalist,
politician, head of the pro-statehood Liberal Party. Muñoz Rivera
served as Resident Commisioner in Washington. He was born in Barranquitas
and died in San Juan in 1916.
|July 17, 1886
|| José S. Alegría, poet, writer, lawyer,
and politician, became the president of the Puerto Rican Nacionalist
Party, and director of the Puerto Rican Insitute of Hispanic Culture.
Alegría died in San Juan in 1965.
|July 17, 1757
||Juan Alejo de Arizmendi y de la Torre
was a Catholic priest who became Puerto Rico's first native Bishop.
|July 21, 1946
|| Jesús T. Piñero is appointed
first native governor of Puerto Rico.
|July 22, 1949
||Aida Alvarez was appointed by President
Clinton in 1997 to head the Small Business Administration or SBA.
She became the first Latina to head the SBA and the first Boricua
to be appointed to a cabinet position. Alvarez is from Aguadilla.
|July 25, 1898
|| U.S. invades Puerto Rico through the
port at Guánica
|July 25, 1952
||The Puerto Rican Flag, designed in the
later part of the 1800's, becomes the island's Official Flag
|July 25, 1952
||Puerto Rico's Constitution Day
|July 27, 1857
||Dr. José Celso Barbosa, physician,
journalist, and politician, was a founder and head of the pro-statehood
Puerto Rican Republican Party.
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