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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.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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.
Monday, August 15, 2022

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.
Sunday, August 14, 2022

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.
Saturday, August 13, 2022

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.
Friday, August 12, 2022

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.
Thursday, August 11, 2022

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.
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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.
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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.
Monday, August 8, 2022

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.
Sunday, August 7, 2022

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.
Saturday, August 6, 2022

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.
Friday, August 5, 2022

Today In History - August 4
Today in History in 1790 the US Coast Guard was founded as Revenue Cutter Service; in 1892 Lizzie Borden was arrested on two counts of murder; and in 1955 President Eisenhower authorized $46 million for the construction of the CIA headquarters.
Thursday, August 4, 2022

Today In History - August 3
Today in History in 1900 Firestone Tire & Rubber Company was founded; in 1926 singer Tony Bennett was born in Queens, New York; and in 2004 the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopened after being closed since the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Today In History - August 2
Today in History in 1776 the U.S. Declaration of Independence formal signing was held by 56 people; in 1865 “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll was published; and in 1943 Lt. John F. Kennedy’s PT-Boat 109 sank at the Solomon Islands.
Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Today In History - August 1
Today in History in 1941 the first Jeep was produced; in 1960 “The Twist” by Chubby Checker was released; and in 1981 MTV premiered.
Monday, August 1, 2022

Today In History - July 31
Today in History in 1498 Christopher Columbus discovers the island of Trinidad on his third voyage; in 1876 the U.S. Coast Guard Officer’s Training School was established in New Bedford, Mass.; and in 1971 the Apollo 15 astronauts take a 6-1/2 hour electric car ride on the Moon.
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Today In History - July 30
Today in History in 1178 Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, was crowned King of Burgundy; in 1909 the Wright Brothers delivered the first military plane to the army; and in 1928 George Eastman showed the first color motion pictures in the U.S.
Saturday, July 30, 2022

Today In History - July 29
Today in History in 1847 the Cumberland School of Law was founded in Lebanon, Tennessee; in 1928 Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” was released and in 1981 His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
Friday, July 29, 2022









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