This week in history

July 13, 1937 – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is founded

The now-international doughnut company was founded by Kentuckian Vernon Rudolph.

July, 14, 1965 – Mars flyby of Mariner 4

The American spacecraft became the first to take pictures of another planet and send them back to Earth.

July 15, 1996 – MSNBC is launched

The American news television channel was created by Microsoft and General Electric's NBC unit. The first show of the channel was hosted by Jodi Applegate.

July 16, 1951 – The Catcher in the Rye is published

The book, written by J.D. Salinger is considered to be one of the top 100 works of fiction of the 20th century.

July 17, 1955 – Disneyland opens its doors for the first time

The popular theme park (“The Happiest Place on Earth”) was opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.

July 18, 1968 – Intel is founded

Founded in Santa Clara, California, the Intel Corporation is the world's largest semiconductor chip manufacturer.

July 19, 1903 – The first Tour de France comes to an end

Maurice Garin became the first person to win the debut of the now annual bike race.