This Day in History......

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  1. moreluck

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    Aug. 22,
    1851 Yacht "America" wins 1st Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America's Cup).
     
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    August 23,
    On August 23, 1902, pioneering cookbook author Fannie Farmer, who changed the way Americans prepare food by advocating the use of standardized measurements in recipes, opens Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston.
     
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    Aug. 24,
    79 Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Roman Pompeii and Herculaneum, 15,000 die.
     
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    August 25,
    On August 25, 1835, the first in a series of six articles announcing the supposed discovery of life on the moon appears in the New York Sun newspaper.
     
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    August 26,
    On August 26, 1939, the first televised Major League baseball game is broadcast on station W2XBS, the station that was to become WNBC-TV. Announcer Red Barber called the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York.
     
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    August 27, 1883

    The most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history occurs on Krakatoa (also called Krakatau), a small, uninhabited volcanic island located west of Sumatra in Indonesia, on August 27, 1883.
     
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    Aug. 28,
    1963 Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream" speech addressing a civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
     
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    August 29,
    Hurricane Katrina makes landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane on August 29, 2005. Despite being only the third most powerful storm of the 2005 hurricane season, Katrina was the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States.
     
  9. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    Was Obama # 2 ??
     
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    On August 30, 1967, Thurgood Marshall becomes the first African American to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. He would remain on the Supreme Court for 24 years before retiring for health reasons, leaving a legacy of upholding the rights of the individual as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
     
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    August 31,
    Shortly after midnight on August 31, 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales—affectionately known as "the People’s Princess"—dies in a car crash in Paris. She was 36. Her boyfriend, the Egyptian-born socialite Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the car, Henri Paul, died as well.
     
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    Sept. 1,
    On September 1, 1972, in what’s billed as the “Match of the Century,” American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer defeats Russian Boris Spassky during the World Chess Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland.
     
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    Sept. 2,
    On September 2, 1969, America’s first automatic teller machine (ATM) makes its public debut, dispensing cash to customers at Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, New York.
     
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    Sept. 3, The American Revolution officially comes to an end when representatives of the United States, Great Britain, Spain and France sign the Treaty of Paris on September 3, 1783.
     
  15. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    69BC551E-160B-46BF-9019-97B4D893B194.png United States Olympic boxer Cassius Clay of Louisville, KY, right, is shown in action during the Olympic bout against Z. Pietrzykowski of Poland in Rome, Italy, September 5, 1960. Clay outpointed the Pole and won the gold medal in the light heavyweight class for the United States.
     
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    Sept. 9, 1967
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    On September 10, 1897, a 25-year-old London taxi driver named George Smith becomes the first person ever arrested for drunk driving after slamming his cab into a building. Smith later pleaded guilty and was fined 25 shillings.
     
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    • 2001 Two passenger planes hijacked by Al Qaeda terrorists crash into New York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and deaths of 2,606 people
    • 2001 Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the deaths of 125 people
    • 2001 Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people on board
     
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    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

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    Sept. 12,
    1940 4 teens, following their dog down a hole near Lascaux France discover 17,000-year-old drawings now known as Lascaux Cave Paintings.