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Today In History - August 24
Today in History in 1682 Duke James of York gave Delaware to William Penn; in 1847 Charlotte Brontë finished her “Jane Eyre” manuscript; in 1891 Thomas Edison patented his motion picture camera; and in 1989 Voyager 2 flew past Neptune.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Today In History - August 23
Today in History in 2005 Hurricane Katrina first formed over the Bahamas, later becoming a category-5 hurricane; and in 2011 a 5.8 earthquake occurred in Mineral, Virginia that was felt as far north as Ontario and as far south as Atlanta, Georgia.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Today In History - August 22
Today in History in 1848 the United States annexed New Mexico; in 1902 President Teddy Roosevelt became the first United States chief executive to ride in a car; and in 1962 Savannah, the world’s first nuclear-powered ship completed its maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va. to Savannah, Ga.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Today In History - August 21
Today in History in 1897 Oldsmobile began operation as a General Motors Corporation division; in 1931 Babe Ruth hit his 600th homerun off of George Blaeholder; and in 2000 Tiger Woods became the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three majors in a calendar year.
Monday, August 21, 2017

Today In History - August 20
Today in History in 1781 George Washington began to move his troops south to fight Cornwallis; in 1866 President Andrew Johnson formally declared US Civil War was over; and in 1938 Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd and last grand slam.
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Today In History - August 19
Today in History in 14 Augustus Caesar, first Roman Emperor (b. 63 BC) dies; in 1791 Benjamin Banneker published his 1st Almanac; in 1849 the New York Herald reported of the gold discovery in California; and in 1946 42nd U.S. President Bill Clinton was born in Hope, Arkansas.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Today In History - August 18
Today in History in 1834 Mt. Vesuvius erupts; in 1909 the Mayor of Tokyo presented Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry trees; and in 1936 American actor Robert Redford (Sting, Candidate, Natural, Great Gatsby) was born in Santa Monica, California.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Today In History - August 17
Today in History in 1786 frontiersman, adventurer, and politician Davy Crockett was born in Greene County, Tennessee; in 1903 Joe Pulitzer donated $1 million to Columbia University and begins Pulitzer Prizes; and in 1921 Maureen O'Hara, Irish actress and singer (Miracle on 34th Street, The Quiet Man, McLintock!) was born in Ranelagh, County Dublin.
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Today In History - August 16
Today in History in 1896 Gold was first discovered in the Klondike at Bonanza Creek, Alaska; in 1969 the second day of Woodstock took place in New York; and in 1977 Elvis Presley died at Graceland at age 42.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Today In History - August 15
Today in History in 1639 the Mayflower set sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims; in 1863 the HL Hunley submarine arrived in Charleston on railroad cars; and in 1939 “The Wizard of Oz” premiered at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Today In History - August 14
Today in History in 1281 during Kublai Khan’s second invasion of Japan his invading Chinese fleet of 3,500 vessels disappeared in a typhoon near Japan; and in 1945 Victory over Japan Day, the Japanese surrendered and the end of World War II was announced.
Monday, August 14, 2017

Today In History - August 13
Today in History some notables born on this day: 1860, sharp shooter Annie Oakley; 1895 actor Bert Lahr (Cowardly Lion in Wizard of Oz); English director Alfred Hitchcock; and 1926 Fidel Castro, Cuban dictator/president.
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Today In History - August 12
Today in History in 1851 Isaac Singer patented the sewing machine; in 1955 President Eisenhower raised the minimum wage from 75 cents to $1 an hour; and in 1964 Ian L. Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), died at age 56.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Today In History - August 11
Today in History in 1885 a $100,000 was raised in the United States for the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty; in 1919 the Green Bay Packers football club was founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponsor Indian Packing Company and in 1956 “Don’t Be Cruel” was released by Elvis Presley.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Today In History - August 10
Today in History in 1776 word of the United States Declaration of Independence reached England; in 1874  future 31st U.S. President Herbert Hoover was born in West Branch, Iowa; and in 1948 ABC entered network TV in New York with the debut of Candid Camera.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Today In History - August 9
Today in History in 1803 Robert Fulton tested his steam paddle-boat on the River Seine in France; in 1945 the U.S. dropped the second atomic bomb on Japan destroying part of Nagasaki; and in 1974 Richard Nixon resigned the U.S. presidency and V.P. Gerald Ford swears oath of office to become the 38th U.S. President.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Today In History - August 8
Today in History in 1786 the U.S. Congress adopts silver dollar and decimal system of money; and in 1974 U.S. President Richard Nixon announced he will resign his office on August 9 at 12 p.m.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Today In History - August 7
Today in History in 1938 Leo Durocher, hits 2,000th Dodger home run; in 1956 Boston Red Sox fined Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans; in 2007 Barry Bonds breaks Hank Aaron’s home run record; and in 2010 Jerry Rice was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Monday, August 07, 2017

Today In History - August 6
Today in History in 1911 comedienne and actress Lucille Ball was born in Jamestown, New York; in 1928 pop artist and film producer Andy Warhol was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania; and in 1945 the Atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima by “Enola Gay” the US B-29 Superfortress.
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Today In History - August 5
Today in History in 1914 the first electric traffic light was installed in the U.S. in Cleveland, Ohio; in 1957 American Bandstand premiered on ABC-TV; in 1962 actress Marilyn Monroe died at age 36; and in 1979 Willie Mays was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Saturday, August 05, 2017

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