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Been wanting to do this for a while. This past week has been many from our very early history, long before our founding fathers brought forth a new Republic.

But I'm not always on time nor will I become a slave to anything or any person... That said, lets begin.
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1790 The first U.S. census was completed, showing a population of nearly 4 million people. We sure grew


1876 Colorado was admitted to the union as the 38th state.


1914 Germany declared war on Russia at the onset of World War I.


1942 Rock musician Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead was born in San Francisco.


1943 Race-related rioting erupted in New York City's Harlem section, resulting in several deaths.


1944 An uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation.


1957 The United States and Canada reached agreement to create the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).


1966 Charles Joseph Whitman shot and killed 14 people at the University of Texas before he was gunned down by police. What most people don't know he visited with 5 doctors 4 who gave him meds. The shrink noted he was very hostile yet the military was suppressing P.T.S.D. early on in the Viet-Nam war till about 20 years later. And as we know it doesn't take long to become the problem


1978 Pete Rose's 44-game hitting streak -- the second longest in major league history -- came to an end as the Cincinnati Reds star went hitless in a game against the Atlanta Braves.


1981 The music video cable channel MTV made its debut.


1988 Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh began broadcasting his nationally syndicated radio program.


1995 Westinghouse Electric Corp. struck a deal to buy CBS for $5.4 billion.


2004 Alexandra Scott, a young cancer patient who started a lemonade stand to raise money for cancer research, sparking a nationwide fund-raising campaign, died at her home in Wynnewood, Pa., at age 8.


2005 King Fahd of Saudi Arabia died. His half brother, Crown Prince Abdullah, became the country's new monarch.


2005 President George W. Bush used a recess appointment to install John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations, bypassing the Senate after a testy standoff with Democrats.


2005 Baltimore Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro was suspended for 10 days following a positive test for steroids.


2007 The eight-lane Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour, killing 13 people.
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1498 - Christopher Columbus landed on "Isla Santa" (Venezuela).

1619 - The first black Americans (20) land at Jamestown, VA.

1774 - Oxygen was isolated from air successfully by chemist Carl Wilhelm and scientist Joseph Priestly.

1779 - Francis Scott Key was born. He was an American composer, attorney, poet, and social worker. He was the composer of the poem "Defence of Fort McHenry" which later became known as the "Star-Spangled Banner."

1790 - The first U.S. census was completed with a total population of 3,929,214 recorded. The areas included were the present states of Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia

1818 - Maria Mitchell was born. She was the first female professional astronomer and the first women to be elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1834 - Slavery was outlawed in the British empire with an emancipation bill.

1873 - Andrew S. Hallidie successfully tested a cable car. The design was done for San Francisco, CA.

1876 - Colorado became the 38th state to join the United States.

1893 - Shredded wheat was patented by Henry Perky and William Ford.

1894 - The first Sino-Japanese War erupted. The dispute was over control of Korea.

1907 - The U.S. Army established an aeronautical division that later became the U.S. Air Force.

1914 - Germany declared war on Russia at the beginning of World War I.

1936 - Adolf Hitler presided over the Olympic games as they opened in Berlin.

1943 - Several deaths occurred in a race-related riot in Harlem, New York City.

1944 - In Warsaw, Poland, an uprising against Nazi occupation began. The revolt continued until October 2 when Polish forces surrendered.

1946 - In the U.S., the Atomic Energy Commission was established.

1953 - The first aluminum-faced building was completed. It was the first of this type in America.

1956 - The Social Security Act was amended to provide benefits to disabled workers aged 50-64 and disabled adult children.

1957 - The North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) was created by the United States and Canada.

1966 - Fifteen people were shot and killed and 31 others were injured by Charles Joseph Whitman from a tower at the University of Texas at Austin. Whitman was killed in the tower.

1973 - The movie "American Graffiti" opened.

1975 - The Helsinki accords pledged the signatory nations to respect human rights.

1976 - The Seattle Seahawks played their first (preseason) game. The Seahawks lost 27-20 to San Francisco.

1978 - Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds ended his streak of hitting in 44 consecutive games.

1986 - John McEnroe and Tatum O'Neal were married.

1986 - Bert Blyleven became only the 10th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters in his career.

1988 - Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ" opened.

1991 - Actress Hedy Lamar, 77, was arrested for shoplifting in Florida.

1993 - Reggie Jackson was admitted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

1995 - Westinghouse Electric Corporation announced a deal to buy CBS for $5.4 billion.

1998 - The U.S. books and music chain Borders opens its first European outlet with a 40,000-square-foot store on London's Oxford Street.

2006 - Cuban leader Fidel Castro turned over absolute power when he gave his brother Raul authority while he underwent an intestinal surgery.
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On this day...
258 St Sixtus II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
523 St Hormisdas ends his reign as Catholic Pope
768 [Constantine] ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1181 Supernova observed by Chinese & Japanese astronomers
1787 Constitutional Convention in Phila begans debate
1806 Holy Roman Empire ends; it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire
1815 US flotilla ends piracy by Algiers, Tunis & Tripoli
1825 Bolivia gains independence from Peru (National Day)
1854 Congress passes Confiscation Act
1862 CSA ironclad "Arkansas" is badly damaged in Union attack
1864 Rebels evacuate Ft Powell, Mobile Bayd
1870 White conservatives suppresed black vote & captured Tenn legislature
1890 1st use of electric chair in US, John Hart, in NY for murder
1890 Cy Young pitches & wins 1st game
1908 St Louis Card John Lush's 2nd no-hitter, beats Dodgers, 2-0 in 6 inn
1914 Austria-Hungary declares war against Russia
1914 Serbia declares war against Germany
1919 1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)
1921 Clason Point, Bronx to College Point, Queens muni ferry system begins
1926 NY's Gertrude Ederle becomes 1st woman to swim the English Channel
1926 Warner Bros premiers Vitaphone sound-on-disc movie system (NY), Don Juan with John Barrymore shown
1934 US troops leave Haiti, which had been occupied since 1915
1937 Indians overturn Yankees' 7-6 win by a protest
1944 Deportation of 70,000 jews from Lodz Poland to Auschwitz begins
1945 Hiroshima Peace Day-atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima by "Enola Gay"
1946 US officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court
1948 Bob Mathias, US, wins decathlon at London Olympics
1948 Fanny Blankers-Koen (Neth) is 1st women to win 3 golds at Olympics
1951 Typhoon floods kill 4,800 in Manchuria
1958 Glenn Davis sets record of 49.2 in 400-meter hurdles
1960 Pitt Steelers (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 43-16 in Toronto
1961 Gherman S Titov, 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits), 1st case of motion sickness in space reported
1962 Jamaica gains independence from Britain
1965 Beatles release "Help" album in UK
1965 Federal Voting Rights Act guarantees black voting rights
1967 Minn Twin Dean Chance perfect games Boston Red Sox, 2-0 in 5 innings
1969 Balt Orioles pull their 3rd triple play (5-4-3 vs KC Royals)
1974 6th time Phils get just 1 assist in game; no other team did it twice
1974 Explosion & fire destory Great Northern RR yard in Wenatchee, Wash
1980 University adm declares 5 Pac-10 schools ineligible for conference titles & post-season play due to transcript &curriculum abuses
1981 NASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it failed
1983 Minn Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)
1984 203.05 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1984 Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics
1985 19th space shuttle mission (51-F), Challenger 8, lands at Edwards AFB
1985 STS 51-I vehicle moves to the launch pad
1986 Baltimore Orioles (Dwyer & Sheets) & Rangers (Harrah) hit record 3 grand slams
1986 Phil Katz releases PKARC version 1.0, for the IBM
1988 Oakland A's Jose Canseco becomes 11th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases
1989 Boston Red Sox retire Carl Yastrezemski's #8
1989 Pilot Union tells pilots okay to cross Eastern picket lines
1990 NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 11th HR in 1st 86 at bats
1990 UN Security Council votes 13-0 (2 abstentions Cuba & Yemen) to place economic sanctions against Iraq
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Historical Moments for August 06


In events:
August 6th 1787 Constitutional Convention in Phila begans debate
August 6th 1806 Holy Roman Empire ends; it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire
August 6th 1815 US flotilla ends piracy by Algiers, Tunis & Tripoli
August 6th 1821 1st edition of "Courrier of Pays-Bas" newspaper published in Brussels
August 6th 1824 Battle at Jun n - Sim¢n Bol¡vars army beats Spanish
August 6th 1825 Bolivia gains independence from Peru (National Day)
August 6th 1854 Congress passes Confiscation Act
August 6th 1861 Lexington KY-Union milt camp forms in neutral state
August 6th 1862 Confederate Army ironclad "Arkansas" is badly damaged in Union attack
August 6th 1864 Rebels evacuate Ft Powell, Mobile Bayd
August 6th 1870 Battle at Spicheren: Prussia beats France
August 6th 1870 White conservatives suppresed black vote & captured Tenn legislature
August 6th 1890 Cy Young pitches & wins 1st game
August 6th 1890 Denton True "Cy" Young pitched his 1st major league baseball game
August 6th 1896 France annexes Madagascar
August 6th 1905 26.7 cm rainfall at Princeton, Indiana (state record)
August 6th 1908 St Louis Card John Lush's 2nd no-hitter, beats Dodgers, 2-0 in 6 inn
August 6th 1910 NYC Mayor Wm J Gaynor seriously wounded during assassination attempt
August 6th 1914 Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia & Serbia
August 6th 1914 French cavalry enter Belgium
August 6th 1914 German Zeppelin bombs Liege City, 9 killed
August 6th 1914 Serbia declares war against Germany
August 6th 1918 In WW I 2nd battle of the Marne ends
August 6th 1918 Ferdinand Foch becomes marshal of France
August 6th 1919 1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)
August 6th 1919 Romanian forces destroys Bela Kun Republic in Budapest
August 6th 1921 Clason Point, Bronx to College Point, Queens muni ferry system begins
August 6th 1926 NY's Gertrude Ederle becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel
August 6th 1926 Warner Bros premieres Vitaphone sound-on-disc movie system (NY)
August 6th 1926 Don Juan with John Barrymore shown
August 6th 1930 Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in NYC
August 6th 1930 Remains of Solomon Andrees' balloon expedition to North Pole in 1897, found at Kvit Ă*ya Spitsbergen
August 6th 1934 US troops leave Haiti, which had been occupied since 1915
August 6th 1936 1st time in 20th century, 1st 2 batters in a game-Roy Johnson & Rabbit Warstler of Boston Bees-lead off with HRs
August 6th 1937 Franco-artillery fire on Madrid
August 6th 1937 Indians overturn Yankees' 7-6 win by a protest
August 6th 1937 US & USSR sign trade treaty
August 6th 1939 1st broadcast of "Dinah Shore Show" on NBC-radio
August 6th 1940 Estonia is annexed into Soviet empire
August 6th 1941 Detroit pitcher Al Benton is 1st to collect 2 sacrifices in an inning
August 6th 1942 G”ring proclaims occupied areas "thoroughly empty to plunder"
August 6th 1942 Churchill fires Gen Auchinlek as Middle-East commandant
August 6th 1942 Assinibaine destroyer sinks U-210
August 6th 1942 -8] Riots by Dutch Jews
August 6th 1943 US 1st Infantry division occupies node Troina Sicily
August 6th 1944 US 20th Army corp under general Walker occupies Nantes
August 6th 1944 Deportation of 70,000 Jews from Lodz Poland to Auschwitz begins
August 6th 1944 Anti-German attack at Avranches fails
August 6th 1944 All 1,200 Jewish death marchers from Lipcani Moldavia have died
August 6th 1945 Hiroshima Peace Day-atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima by "Enola Gay"
August 6th 1945 Keith Miller scores 110 in the 4 Victory Test Cricket at Lord's
August 6th 1946 US officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court
August 6th 1947 1st performance of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 8"
August 6th 1948 Bob Mathias, US, wins decathlon at London Olympics
August 6th 1948 Dreesgovt (KVP/Social Democratics/CHU/Liberal) forms
August 6th 1948 Fanny Blankers-Koen (Neth) is 1st women to win 3 golds at Olympics
August 6th 1949 Luke Appling record of 2,154 (en route to 2,218) games at shortstop
August 6th 1951 Typhoon floods kill 4,800 in Manchuria
August 6th 1952 Satchel Paige, 47, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout
August 6th 1953 Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from the military

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This Day in History

1934: The United States Court of Appeals rules that James Joyce's novel "Ulysses" is not obscene and may be brought into the U.S.
Learn more about censorship.

1941: Rabindranath Tagore, the Indian poet, songwriter, philosopher and advocate for independence who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, dies at the age of 80.
Learn more about Rabindranath Tagore.

1942: United States Marines land at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, making the first U.S. assault on Japanese positions in the Pacific Ocean. U.S. forces finally capture the island in February 1943.
Learn more about World War II.

1947: In a re-creation of a possible prehistoric migration, Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl lands his balsa raft, the Kon-Tiki, on a Polynesian island after a journey from Peru.
Learn more about Thor Heyerdahl.

1961: Soviet cosmonaut Gherman Titov completes 17 orbits of the Earth in 25.5 hours in Vostok 2, becoming the first person to spend more than a day in space.
Learn more about space exploration.

1964: After two reported North Vietnamese attacks on U.S. warships, the U.S. Congress approves the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, giving President Lyndon Johnson the power to launch the Vietnam War.
Learn more about the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

2007: Barry Bonds breaks Hank Aaron's career home run record, but for many the new mark is compromised due to Bonds' alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Learn more about performance-enhancing drugs.
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This is reverse order compared to the others above.. I am trying to find the best one.

August 7 Events in History -

2003 An Islamist terrorist is sentenced to death for his part in the Bali bombings that kill nearly 200 in 2002
1998 U.S. embassies bombed in Kenya and Tanzania killing at least 200..
1997 STS-85, Discovery 23, launches into orbit
1997 Ung Huot appointed Cambodia's 1st premier
1994 "Hedda Gabler" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 33 performances
1994 1st telephone link between Israel and Jordan.............
1994 Carolyn Hill wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mountain
1994 Ernesto Samper sworn in as president of Colombia
1993 "Camelot" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 56 performances
1993 Tropical storm Brett ravages Venezuela, 118 killed
1992 Cleveland Indians turn a triple play
1992 Tampa Bay group purchases San Francisco Giants
1991 Charles Austin breaks U.S. high jump record at 7'10 "
1991 Court rules Manuel Noriega, may access some secret U.S. documents
1991 Darrin Lewis hits his 1st major league HR
1991 Manhattan Cable final day of amnesty to return illegal cable boxes
1991 U.S. sets 400m relay record at 37.67 seconds
1990 Desert Shield begins - U.S. deploys troops to Saudi Arabia
1990 New York Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 12th HR in 1st 92 at bats and becomes 21st to hit a ball into 3rd deck of Seattle's Kingdome
1988 Martha Nause wins Planters Pat Bradley International Golf Tournament
1988 Writers guild end their 6 months strike
1987 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala
1987 Javed Miandad scores 260 vs. England at The Oval, 28 fours 1 six
1987 Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from U.S. to U.S.S.R. in 39 degrees F (4 degrees C) Bering Sea
1986 "Honky Tonk Nights" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 4 performances
1986 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel and Anne Knabe begin cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Argentina
1985 Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album"
1985 Baseball players end a 2 day strike
1984 David Rabe's "Hurlyburly," premieres in New York City
1984 Japan beats U.S. for olympic gold medal in baseball
1984 Jim Deshales becomes 1,000th playing Yankee
1983 "Merlin" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 199 performances
1983 1st World Track and Field Championships
1983 65th PGA Championship: Hal Sutton shoots a 274 at Riviera CC LA
1983 Bobby Murcer Day at Yankee Stadium
1983 Grete Waitz of Norway, wins 1st all-women Marathon (Helsinki Fin)
1983 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1983 Some 675,000 employees strike AT&T
1980 Hurricane Allen ravages Caribisch area, about 70 killed
1978 Eddie Mathews, Addie Joss, and Larry MacPhail inducted to Hall of Fame
1978 Thousands of mourners file past body of Pope Paul VI
1977 "Shenandoah" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 1,050 performances
1976 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Colgate-European Golf Open
1976 U.S. Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth
1976 Scientists in Pasadena, California, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars
1974 Actress Faye Dunaway weds Peter Wolf of J Geils Band
1974 Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between twin towers
1972 Hall of Fame inducts Berra, Sandy Koufax, Lefty Gomez and Early Wynn
1971 Apollo 15 returns to Earth
1970 1st computer chess tournament
1970 Christine McVie joins Fleetwood Mac
1970 WDHN TV channel 18 in Dothan, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1970 4, including presiding judge, killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, California (Police charge Angela Davis provided weapons)
1966 Race riot in Lansing, Michigan.......................................... ........Have we come far enough or is it going backwards?
1964 31st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 (65,000)
1964 Turkey begins air attack on Greek-Cypriots
1964 U.S. Congress approves Gulf of Tonkin resolution......................
1963 Jacqueline Kennedy becomes 1st, 1st lady to give birth since Mrs. Cleveland
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1961 Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2
1961 Soviet premier Khrushchev predicts U.S.S.R. economy will surpass U.S.
1960 Ivory Coast, Cote d'Ivoore, gains independence from France
1960 Students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches
1960 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1959 Explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space
1957 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.............
1956 Boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans
1956 British government sends 3 aircraft carriers to Egypt
1956 Dynamite transport explodes in Colombia; about 1200 die
1955 Bar-Ilan University founded in Israel
1955 KSTF TV channel 10 in Scottsbluff-Gering, NB (CBS/NBC) begins
1954 "Golden Apple" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 125 performances
1954 Charles Mahoney becomes 1st U.S. black to serve as a full United Nations delegate
1953 Eastern Airlines enters jet age, uses Electra prop-jet
1951 Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket reaches 1,992 kph
1951 U.S. viking rocket reaches 210 km height, record
1949 "All after Love" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 121 performances
1948 1st Dutch government of Beel resigns
1948 Delfo Cabrera wins 11th Olympic marathon (2:34:51.6)
1947 Balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef
1944 Anton de Kom arrested by Surinam resistance fighter
1944 Canada/Polish offensive direction Falaise: Total Cooperation
1944 German counter attack at Avranches fails
1944 July 20th Plot trial under Roland Freis in Berlin begins
1944 U.S. 3rd Army reaches suburbs of Brest Brittany
1943 Red Army recaptures Bogodukov
1942 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
1942 Resistance bombs Rotterdam railway
1942 Transport 16 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1941 551 Jews are shot in Kishnev ghetto in Romania.............
1940 Churchill recognizes De Gaulle government in exile
1940 Largest amount paid for a stamp ($45,000 for 1 cent 1856 British Guiana)
1938 2 die in a New York City subway accident
1938 Leo Durocher, hits 2,000th Dodger home run
1938 Nazi's close theologic department of Innsbruck university
1935 60% of voters agrees to nazism in Danzig (Gdansk)
1934 U.S. Court of Appeals upheld lower court ruling striking down government's attempt to ban controversial James Joyce novel "Ulysses"
1930 Richard Bedford Bennet forms Canadian government
1929 Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms Dutch government
1929 Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
1927 Peace Bridge between U.S. and Canada dedicated
1927 U.S. rum smuggler Horace Alderman kills 3
1925 League of Nation advises against Turk/Iraqi division of Mosoelgebied
1921 Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world champ sprinter
1915 Assault up Russell's Top at Gallipolis, 232 Australians die
1915 St. Louis 3rd base coach Miller Huggins, calls for ball Brooklyn rookie obliges, Huggins steps aside, and Card runner scores
1914 British Gloucester vs German Breslau/Goeben off Greece
1914 French government awards king Albert of Belgium the Great Cross
1914 French troops under General Bonneau occupy Altkitrch at Elzas
1914 German army occupies city of Liege Belgium
1914 Lord Kitchner says "Your country needs you," poster spreads over UK
1912 Progressive (Bull Moose) Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for president
1909 U.S. issues 1st Lincoln penny
1907 Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland
1904 Train derailed on bridge in Eden Colorado during a flash flood, kills 96
1900 Diamond workers in Amsterdam strike
1893 53rd Congress (1893-95) convenes............
1888 Theophilus Van Kannel of Philadelphia patents revolving door
1885 5 German warships anchor at Zanzibar
1884 Germany annexes Angra Pequena (Southwest-Africa)
1882 Hatfields of south WV and McCoys of east Kentucky feud, 100 wounded or die.......................................:brickwa ll
1867 Battle of Moorefield, WV
1820 1st potatoes planted in Hawaii
1819 Battle of Boyaca; Bolivar defeats Spanish in Colombia
1814 Pope Pius VII reinstates Jesuits
1802 Napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St. Domingue (Haiti)
1789 Congress creates Department of War and Lighthouse Service.
1782 George Washington creates Order of Purple Heart....................
1760 Ft. Loudon, Tennessee surrenders to Cherokee Indians.............
1750 Slave uprising on Curacao
1710 Earl van Godolphin resigns as English minister of Finance
1620 Kepler's mother arrested for witchcraft
1620 Battle at Ponts-the-Ce, Poitou: French king Louis XIII beats his mother Marie de Medici
1588 English assault on Spanish Armada
1575 Spanish troops conquer Oudewater, almost all inhabitants died
1573 Francis Drakes fleet returns to Plymouth
1498 Columbus arrives in Caribbean
1485 Henry (VII) Tudors army lands in Milford Harbor, South-Wales
1479 Battle of Guinegate: Emperor Maximilian I vs King Louis XI
1409 Council of Pisa closes
936 Otto I the Great becomes King of Germany
768 Stephen III [IV] begins his reign as Catholic Pope
626 Battle at Constantinople: Slavic/Persians/Avarenvloot defeated
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On Aug. 8, 1896, Marjorie Rawlings, the American author of the Pulitzer-Prize winning book "The Yearling", was born. Following her death on Dec. 14, 1953, her obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. | Other Birthdays)



On August 8, 1903, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about lynching and mob violence against black Americans. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)

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1815 Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for St. Helena, in the South Atlantic, to spend the remainder of his days in exile.


1844 Brigham Young was chosen to lead the Mormons following the killing of Joseph Smith.


1876 Thomas A. Edison received a patent for the mimeograph.


1942 Six convicted Nazi saboteurs who had landed in the United States were executed in Washington, D.C.


1945 President Harry S. Truman signed the United Nations Charter.


1945 The Soviet Union declared war against Japan during World War II.


1953 The United States and South Korea initialed a mutual security pact.


1963 Britain's "Great Train Robbery" took place as thieves made off with 2.6 million pounds in banknotes.


1968 Richard M. Nixon was nominated for president at the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach and chose Maryland Gov. Spiro T. Agnew to be his running mate.


1973 Vice President Spiro T. Agnew branded as "damned lies" reports he had taken kickbacks from government contracts in Maryland and vowed not to resign.


1978 The United States launched Pioneer Venus II, which carried scientific probes to study the atmosphere of Venus.


1988 U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar announced a cease-fire between Iran and Iraq.


2005 Iran resumed work at a uranium conversion facility after suspending activities for nine months to avoid U.N. sanctions.


2006 Sen. Joseph Lieberman lost the Connecticut Democratic primary to political newcomer Ned Lamont. (Lieberman won re-election to the Senate by running as an independent).


2008 The Summer Olympic Games opened in Beijing.


2008 Former Democratic presidential candidate and vice-presidential nominee John Edwards admitted having an extramarital affair. Gee a Dem doing it.............lol
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1854 Henry David Thoreau published "Walden," which described his experiences living near Walden Pond in Massachusetts....


1902 Edward VII was crowned king of England following the death of his mother, Queen Victoria.


1936 Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics as the United States took first place in the 400-meter relay....


1969 Actress Sharon Tate and four other people were found murdered in Los Angeles; cult leader Charles Manson and a group of his followers were later convicted of the crime....


1974 Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as the 38th president of the United States following the resignation of Richard M. Nixon.......


1985 A federal judge in Norfolk, Va., found retired Navy officer Arthur J. Walker guilty of seven counts of spying for the Soviet Union....


1988 President Ronald Reagan nominated Lauro Cavazos to be secretary of education and the first Hispanic to serve in the Cabinet.


1995 Rock musician Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead died at age 53....


2000 Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. announced it was recalling 6.5 million tires that had been implicated in hundreds of accidents and at least 46 deaths.


2001 President George W. Bush approved federal funding for existing lines of embryonic stem cells.


2002 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit his 600th homer, becoming the fourth major leaguer to reach the mark....


2004 Terry Nichols was sentenced to 161 consecutive life sentences on state murder charges in the Oklahoma City bombing.......


2008 Comedian Bernie Mac died at age 50....
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1821 Missouri became the 24th state.


1846 Congress chartered the Smithsonian Institution, named after English scientist James Smithson, whose bequest of $500,000 made it possible.


1874 Herbert Clark Hoover, the 31st president of the United States, was born in West Branch, Iowa.


1885 America's first commercially operated electric streetcar began operation in Baltimore.


1921 Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio at his summer home on the Canadian island of Campobello.


1944 American forces overcame Japanese resistance on Guam during World War II.


1949 The National Military Establishment was renamed the Department of Defense.


1969 Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were murdered in their Los Angeles home by members of Charles Manson's cult, one day after actress Sharon Tate and four other people were slain.


1988 President Ronald Reagan signed a measure providing $20,000 payments to Japanese-Americans interred by the U.S. government during World War II.


1993 Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female Supreme Court justice.


1994 President Bill Clinton claimed presidential immunity in asking a federal judge to dismiss, at least for the time being, a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Paula Jones, a former Arkansas state employee.


1995 Norma McCorvey, "Jane Roe" in the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, announced she had joined the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue.


2003 Atlanta Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal turned the 12th unassisted triple play in major league history against the St. Louis Cardinals.


2006 British authorities announced they had thwarted a terrorist plot to simultaneously blow up 10 aircraft heading to the United States.


2008 American swimmer Michael Phelps won the first of his record eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics by winning the 400-meter individual medley in 4:03.84, smashing his own world record.


2008 Soul singer Isaac Hayes died at age 65.
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