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This week in history: July 1–July 6

Contestants in the 1948 Tour de France parade up the Champs Elysees in Paris, en route to Porte de St. Cloud for the start of France's most important sports event, on July 8, 1948.  (AP Photo)

This week in history: July 1–July 6

By Claudine Zap

This week in history…the first Tour de France race begins. The bikini is introduced. And LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Plus more.