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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.
Monday, August 19, 2019

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.
Sunday, August 18, 2019

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.
Saturday, August 17, 2019

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.
Friday, August 16, 2019

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.
Thursday, August 15, 2019

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.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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.
Monday, August 12, 2019

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.
Sunday, August 11, 2019

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.
Saturday, August 10, 2019

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.
Friday, August 9, 2019

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.
Thursday, August 8, 2019

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.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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.
Monday, August 5, 2019

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.
Sunday, August 4, 2019

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.
Saturday, August 3, 2019

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.
Friday, August 2, 2019

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.
Thursday, August 1, 2019

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.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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