8/13/2019 12:01:00 AM Today In History - August 13
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
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.
Our On This Day in history archives contains over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
3114 BC - According to the Lounsbury correlation, the start of the Mayan calendar
1608 - John Smith's story of Jamestown's first days submitted for publication
1886 - John A. Macdonald uses a silver hammer to pound a gold spike, officially completing the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway in British Columbia
1889 - William Gray patents coin-operated telephone
1913 - Invention of stainless steel by Harry Brearley, Sheffield, England
1950 - US President Harry Truman gives military aid to Vietnamese regime of Bao-Dai
1953 - US President Dwight Eisenhower establishes Government Contract Compliance Committee
1953 - US General Omar Bradley becomes US chief of staff
1977 - 1st test glide of space shuttle
1996 - Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3.0
2004 - Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.
1860 - Annie Oakley [Phoebe Ann Moses], North Star Ohio, sharp shooter (Buffalo Bill's Wild West), (d. 1926)
1895 - Bert Lahr, [Irving Lahrheim], US comic/actor (Lion-Wizard of Oz)
1899 - Alfred Hitchcock, Leytonstone Essex, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window)
1902 - Regis Toomey, Pitts Pa, actor (Burke's Law, Petticoat Junction)
1912 - Ben Hogan, Dublin Tx, PGA golfer (US Open 1950, 51, 53)
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