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People often joke about Julia Child but, she hit the nail on the head here regarding fries, lard and beef tallow
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and drugs
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and drugs


And the "birth" of Crosby, Stills & Nash
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August 16:


1328: The House of Gonzaga seized power in the Duchy of Mantua. They would rule until 1708.

1780: Battle of Camden: During the American Revolution, the British defeated American forces near Camden, South Carolina.

1792: Maximilien de Robespierre presented a petition by the Commune of Paris to the Legislative Assembly demanding the creation of a revolutionary tribunal.

1793: During the French Revolution, the National Convention decreed a levee on masse, essentially mobilizing the entire population into the war effort. This is the forerunner to the 20thcentury concept of total war. It worked.

1812: The U.S. surrendered Fort Detroit to the British during the War of 1812 without a fight.

1819: Peterloo Massacre: When cavalry charged on a crowd of 60,000 in Manchester, England demanding parliamentary reform, 17 people were killed and over 600 injured.

1841: Pres. John Tyler vetoed a bill to re-establish the Second Bank of the United States (which had been killed by Pres. Andrew Jackson a few years earlier). Enraged Whigs rioted outside the White House, the most violent demonstration on White House grounds in U.S. history.

1870: The Battle of Mars-la-Tour during the Franco-Prussian War resulted in a Prussian victory.

1888: Birthday of T. E. Lawrence, British colonel, diplomat, writer, and archaeologist; "Lawrence of Arabia"

1896: Gold was discovered in the Yukon.

1930: Birthday of Frank Gifford, American football player, sportscaster, and actor

1948: Death of Babe Ruth, American baseball legend

1949: Death of Margaret Mitchell, American journalist and author, wrote Gone With the Wind

1953: Birthday of Kathy Lee Gifford, American talk show host, singer-songwriter

1954: Publication of the first issue of Sports Illustration.

1954: Birthday of James Cameron, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter

1956: Death of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-American actor

1958: Birthday of Madonna, American singer-songwriter, producer, actress, and director

1959: Death of William Halsey, American admiral

1962: Birthday of Steve Carell, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1977: Death of Elvis Presley.

2003: Death of Idi Amin, Ugandan field marshal and politician

2018: Death of Aretha Franklin, American singer-songwriter

2019: Death of Peter Fonda, American actor, director, and screenwriter
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1328: The House of Gonzaga seized power in the Duchy of Mantua. They would rule until 1708.


I thought they ruled until April 5, 2021, when they were summarily dispatched about 7 minutes into the championship game.
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Same name, different house!
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August 17:


1498: Cesare Borgia, son of Pope Alexander VI, became the first cardinal in history to resign his office.

1560: The Catholic Church was replaced in Scotland. Protestantism became the national faith.

1585: During the Eighty Years' War, Antwerp was captured by Spanish forces under Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma who ordered Protestants to leave the city. More than half of the 100,000 inhabitants fled to the northern provinces.

1786: Birthday of Davy Crockett, American soldier and politician, hero of the Alamo

1786: Death of Frederick the Great of Prussia

1807: Robert Fulton'sNorth River Steamboatleft New York City for Albany to begin the first commercial steamboat service in the world.

1850: Death of Jose de San Martin, Argentinian general and politician, 1stpresident of Peru

1863: Union batteries in Charleston, South Carolina bombarded Confederate-held Fort Sumter at the entrance to the harbor. It was a reversal of the action that began the Civil War.

1893: Birthday of Mae West, American actress, playwright, and screenwriter

1915: Leo Frank, a Jewish American, was lynched in Marietta, Georgia after the murder of a 13-year old girl.

1929: Birthday of Francis Gary Powers, American captain and pilot

1943: Gen. George Patton & U.S. 7th Army arrived in Messina.

1943: Birthday of Robert Di Niro, American actor, entrepreneur, director, and producer

1945: The novella Animal Farm by George Orwell was published.

1960: Birthday of Sean Penn, American actor, director, and political activist

1962: Peter Fechter was shot while trying to cross the new Berlin Wall. He bled to death.

1969: Birthday of Donnie Wahlberg, American singer-songwriter, actor and producer

1983: Death of Ira Gershwin, American songwriter

1987: Death of Rudolf Hess, last top Nazi.

1998: Pres. Bill Clinton admitted to an affair with a young intern in the White House. Later in the day, he admitted to the American people that he had lied about it.

2017: Terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain as a van was driven into a crowd of pedestrians killing 14 and injuring over 100.
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August 18:


1227: Death of Genghis Khan, Mongolian emperor

1590: John White, governor of the Roanoke Colony in modern North Carolina returned to find the place deserted.

1774: Birthday of Merriweather Lewis, American soldier, explorer, and politician

1795: Pres. George Washington signed the Jay Treaty between the U.S. & Great Britain. It was extremely unpopular because the U.S. gained little but it did keep the peace at a time when the young nation was precariously weak.

1830: Birthday of Franz Joseph I of Austria

1850: Death of Honor de Balzac, French novelist and playwright

1917: Birthday of Casper Weinberger, American captain, lawyer, and politician

1920: 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified granting women the right to vote

1936: Birthday of Robert Redford, American actor, director, and producer

1941: Hitler suspended the T4 euthanasia program because of a public outcry. In reality, it only became more secret and was moved to the concentration camps where it eventually became part of the Holocaust.

1952: Birthday of Patrick Swayze, American actor and dancer

1963: James Meredith became the first black to graduate from Ole Miss.

2008: Pres. Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan resigned under threat of impeachment.
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August 18:


1227: Death of Genghis Khan, Mongolian emperor

Which was immortalized in the premiere episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus; but alas, the internet has been scrubbed of video clips of it.

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Too bad. It probably was because it was funny instead of p.c. The again, it could be due to copyright issues or because there wasn't a decent version.
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August 19:

43 BC: Octavian, later known as Augustus, compelled the Roman Senate to elect him Consul.

14: Death of Augustus, Roman emperor

1493: Death of Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor

1662: Death of Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher

1812: The U.S.S. Constitution earned its nickname, "Old Ironsides", in a battle with the R.M.S. Guerriereas cannonballs bounced off its sides.

1743: Birthday of Madame du Barry, French mistress of Louis XV of France.

1848: A newspaper in New York broke the news on the East Coast of the discovery of gold in California fueling the gold rush.

1870: Birthday of Bernard Baruch, American businessman and philanthropist

1871: Birthday of Orville Wright, American engineer and pilot, co-founder with his brother of the Wright Company

1881: Birthday of George Enescu, Romanian violinist, pianist composer, and conductor

1895: Notorious outlaw John Wesley Hardin was shot and killed in El Paso.

1909: First race held in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

1921: Birthday of Gene Rodenberry, American screenwriter and producer, creator of Star Trek

1929: Death of Sergei Diaghilev, Russian critic and producer, founded Ballet Russes

1934: Chancellor Adolf Hitler took advantage of the death of Pres. Paul von Hindenburg to assume that office as well, further enshrining his dictatorial rule over Germany.

1936: Stalin's Great Purge of the Soviet Union with the beginning of the Moscow Trials, show trials to eliminate Trotskyites or anyone else Stalin felt threatened by in his paranoid delusions.

1940: First flight of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.

1942: Birthday of Fred Thompson, American actor, lawyer, and politician

1944: Paris was liberated as the people of the city rose up against Nazi occupation with the help of allied forces.

1945: The Viet Minh under the leadership of Ho Chi Minh took power in Hanoi, Vietnam.

1946: Birthday of Bill Clinton, American lawyer and politician, 42ndPresident of the U.S.

1952: Birthday of Jonathan Frakes, American actor and director

1953: The government of Iran is overthrown by Reza Pahlavi, aided by the CIA. The Shah himself would be overthrown in the 1979 revolution.

1960: American pilot Francis Gary Powers was sentenced by a Soviet court for his spying activities when his U-2 plane was shot down on May 1.

1981: U.S. fighters intercepted and shot down two Libyan Soviet-made fighter jets over the Gulf of Sidra.

1989: Communist Polish president Wojciech Jaruzelski nominated a Solidarity activist to be the first non-communist prime minister in 42 years.

1991: Attempted coup against Mikhail Gorbachev

1999: A rally in Belgrade, Yugoslavia saw tens of thousands Serbians demand the resignation of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milosevic.
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August 20:

636: Battle of Yarmouk: Muslim conquests outside Arabia opened when Khalid ibn al-Walid took control of the Levant from the Byzantine Empire.

1619: First black Africans arrive in Virginia. They were sold to the American colonists but treated as indentured servants meaning that they could eventually obtain their freedom, and some did.

1858: Charles Darwin first published his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of Londonalongside the same theory by Alfred Russel Wallace.

1860: Birthday of Raymond Poincare, French lawyer and politician, President of France

1866: Pres. Andrew Johnson formally declared the Civil War over.

1882: Premiere of the1812 Overture by Pyotr Tchaikovsky in Moscow.

1912: Death of William Booth, English preacher, co-founder of the Salvation Army

1920: Professional football began as Jim Thorpe and a few others organized the American Professional Football Conference.

1935: Birthday of Ron Paul, American captain, physician, and politician

1938: Lou Gehrighit his 23rdcareer grand slam, a record that stood for 75 years.

1940: Leon Trotsky assassinated in Mexico City, probably under the orders of Stalin.

1940: Prime Minister Winston Churchill gave his fourth famous wartime speech, this one praising the Royal Air Force with the words, "Never was so much owed by so many to so few." They played a major role in winning the Battle of Britain and therefore preventing a German invasion.

1944: 168 captured allied airmen were sent to Buchenwald concentration camp by the Gestapo who labeled them "terror fliers."

1968: Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia to crush the"Prague Spring" reform movement. True to form, communist dictator Leonid Brezhnev preferred socialist purity in misery to any changes, even "communism with a human face."

1975: NASA launched the Viking 1 probe towards Mars.

1977: Voyager 2 launched to explore the outer planets of our solar system: Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus

1982: U.S. Marines arrived in Beirut. Pres. Reagan sent them but later regretted this decision.

1983: Birthday of Andrew Garfield, American actor

1986: A postal employee in Edmond, Oklahoma gunned down 14 of his coworkers and committed suicide.

1991: Over 100,000 people rallied outside the Soviet parliament building in protest of the August coup that tried to depose Mikhail Gorbachev.

1998: The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Quebec could not legally secede from Canada without the approval of the federal government.

1998: In retaliation for the bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, the U.S. launched cruise missile strikes against suspected al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical weapons plant in Sudan.

2012: Death of Phyllis Diller, American actress and comedian
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August 21:

1165: Birthday of Philip II "Augustus"of France

1770: Capt. James Cook formally claimed eastern Australia for Great Britain.

1772: King Gustav III completed his coup d'tat with a new Constitution replacing parliamentary rule in Sweden with enlightened despotism.

1791: A violent slave rebellion broke out that became the Haitian Revolution.

1831: Infamous Nat Turner rebellion in remote Virginia began. The deadliest and most famous of the slave rebellions in U.S. history, Turner and his rebels slaughtered dozens of whites, men, women, & children.

1858: First of several debates between Democrat Stephen A. Douglas and Republican Abraham Lincoln for Douglas's U.S. Senate seat. These debates highlighted the issues of the day, especially those related to slavery, and made Lincoln a national figure.

1863: Lawrence, Kansas was destroyed by pro-Confederate guerillas known as Quantrill's Raiders.

1897: Founding of Oldsmobile, the automobile manufacturing company.

1904: Birthday of Count Basie, American pianist, composer, and bandleader

1906: Birthday of Friz Freling, American animator, director, and producer

1911: The Mona Lisawas stolen by an employee of the Louvre.

1936: Birthday of Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player and coach

1938: Birthday of Kenny Rogers, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

1944: Meeting between representatives of U.S., Great Britain, the Soviet Union, & China at Dumbarton Oaks laid the foundations for the creation of the United Nations after WWII.

1945: Physicist Harry Daghlian was fatally irradiated during an experiment at Los Alamos National Laboratory as part of the Manhattan Project.

1957: The Soviets successfully conducted a long-range test flight of the first intercontinental ballistic missile.

1959: Hawaii became the 50th state through an executive order signed by Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

1968: James Anderson, Jr. was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the first to a black U.S. Marine.

1991: The Soviet hard liners' attempted coup against Mikhail Gorbachev collapsed.

1991: Latvia declared its independence after being occupied by the Soviet Union since 1940.

1993: Death of Tatiana Troyanos, American soprano and actress

1996: Birthday of Chloe Jackson, Baylor national champion

2000: Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship and became the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three majors in a calendar year.

2004: Michael Phelps won his 8th gold medal.
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August 22:


1485: Battle of Bosworth Field: Henry Tudor defeated & killed King Richard III in the last major battle of the Wars of the Roses. He became Henry VII, father of Henry VIII.

1862: Birthday of Claude Debussy, French pianist and composer

1864: International Red Cross established.

1864: The first Geneva Convention was signed by 12 nations

1902: Birthday of Leni Riefenstahl, German actress, film director, and propagandist

1904: Birthday of Deng Xiaoping, Chinese soldier and politician, Chinese dictator

1920: Birthday of Ray Bradbury, American science fiction writer and screenwriter

1922: Michael Collins was assassinated in an ambush.

1925: Birthday of Honor Blackman, English actress

1941: German forces began the siege of Leningrad.

1989: Nolan Ryan pitched his 5,000th strikeout.

1992: Ruby Ridge shootings.

2003: Scott Drew introduced as Baylor MBB head coach. He came for the chance to play for a national championship.

2007: The Texas Rangers defeated the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
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August 23:

1305: Sir William Wallace was executed for high treason in London by being hanged, drawn, and quartered.

1541: French explorer Jacques Cartier landed near Quebec City during his third voyage to Canada.

1572: Mob violence against thousands of Huguenots in Paris resulted in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre.

1754: Birthday of Louis XVI of France

1775: King George III officially proclaims the American colonies to be in open rebellion.

1814: During the War of 1812, First Lady Dolley Madison saved a famous portrait of George Washington from the British who were preparing to burn Washington, D.C.

1839: The British captured Hong Kong to use as a base in the First Opium War.

1852: Birthday of Arnold Toynbee, English economist and historian

1866: The Austro-Prussian War ended with the Treaty of Prague.

1923: Captain Lowell Smith and Lieutenant John P. Richter performed the first mid-air refueling.

1926: Death of Rudolph Valentino, American actor

1927: Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed for robbery & murder a few years earlier. Some doubted the legitimacy of their trial.

1939: The Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact was signed, paving the way for WWII. In essence, Hitler & Stalin formed an alliance to divide eastern Europe between them.

1944: The Allies liberated the city of Marseille.

1954: First flight of the Lockheed C-130 multi-purpose aircraft.

1958: The Chinese army bombarded the island of Quemoy beginning a second crisis in the Taiwan Straits.

1960: Death of Oscar Hammerstein II, American director, producer, and composer

1966: Lunar Orbiter 1 took the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.

1990: Saddam Hussein appeared on Iraqi state television with several western hostages in a futile effort to prevent the Gulf War.

1990: West and East Germany announced that they would reunite on October 3.

1991: The World Wide Web was opened to the public.

2011: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown during the Libyan Civil War.
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August 24:

79: Mt. Vesuvius erupted, destroying Pompeii and Herculaneum.

410: Sack of Rome: The Visigoths began to pillage Rome.

1349: After being blamed for the bubonic plague, 6,000 Jews in Mainz were murdered.

1662: The Act of Uniformity required England to accept the Book of Common Prayer.

1682: William Penn received received land to the east (modern Delaware) and added it to his Pennsylvania colony.

1759: Birthday of William Wilberforce, English philanthropist and politician

1814: British soldiers occupying Washington, D.C. burned the White House, Capitol, and other public buildings.

1821: Mexico won her independence from Spain.

1857: Beginning of the Panic of 1857, a severe economic depression in the U.S.

1929: Birthday of Yasser Arafat, Egyptian-Palestinian engineer and politician, leader of the Palestinian National Authority

1932: Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the U.S. non-stop, from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey.

1934: Birthday of Kenny Baker, American actor

1941: Adolf Hitler ordered an end to the T4 euthanasia program for the mentally ill and handicapped because of protests among the German people. In reality, the murders continued until the end of WWII but now in concentration camps where it expanded to include more categories of victims.

1944: Allied forces began the attack on Paris.

1955: Birthday of Mike Huckabee, American minister and politician, governor of Arkansas

1957: Birthday of Stephen Fray, English actor, journalist, producer, and screenwriter

1958: Birthday of Steven Guttenberg, American actor and producer

1960: Birthday of Cal Ripkin, Jr., American baseball player and coach

1978: Death of Louis Prima, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and actor

1981: The murderer of John Lennon was sentenced to 20 years to life for the crime.

1991: Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

1992: Hurricane Andrew made landfall in Homestead, Florida as a Category 5 hurricane that caused up to $25 billion in damage (1992 dollars).

2006: The International Astronomical Union redefined planet so that Pluto was demoted into a dwarf planet.

2014: Death of Richard Attenborough, English actor, director, producer, and politician
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August 25:

79: Death of Pliny the Elder, Roman commander and philosopher

325: End of the Council of Nicaea.

1530: Birthday of Ivan the Terrible, Russian leader

1543: Antonio Mota and others became the first Europeans to visit Japan.

1609: Galileo Galilei demonstrated his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.

1758: Frederick II of Prussia defeated the Russian army at the Battle of Zorndorf during the Seven Years' War.

1767: Birthday of Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, French soldier and politician

1776: Death of David Hume, Scottish economist, historian and philosopher

1786: Birthday of Ludwig I of Bavaria

1819: Death of James Watt, Scottish-English engineer

1830: Beginning of the Belgian Revolution.

1845: Birthday of Ludwig II of Bavaria

1867: Death of Michael Faraday, English physicist and chemist

1875: Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel.

1900: Death of Friedrich Nietzsche, German philologist, philosopher, and critic

1912: Birthday of Erich Honecker, German soldier and politician

1918: Birthday of Leonard Bernstein, American pianist, composer, and conductor

1919: Birthday of George Wallace, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, Governor of Alabama

1920: Polish-Soviet War: The Battle of Warsaw which began on August 13 ended with the defeat of the Red Army.

1930: Birthday of Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer

1939: The UK and Poland formed a military alliance in which the British promised to defend Poland if they were invaded by a foreign power.

1940: The Royal Air Force bombed Berlin for the first time.

1944: Paris was liberated from German occupation.

1948: The House of Un-American Activities Committee held first-ever televised congressional hearing with a confrontation between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss. Chamber accused Hiss, a high level member of the State Department (he advised FDR at Yalta), of being a Soviet spy.

2000: Birthday of Jared Butler, Baylor national champion

2009: Death of Ted Kennedy, American politician

2012: Death of Neil Armstrong, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut

2017: Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Houston, Texas as a Category 4 hurricane, the strongest to het the U.S. since 2004. The storm caused major flooding throughout East Texas, killed 106, and caused $125 billion in damage.

2018: Death of John McCain, American soldier and politician
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August 26:

1346: Battle of Crecy: During the Hundred Years War, an English army easily defeated a French army twice its size.

1676: Birthday of Robert Walpole, English scholar and politician, Prime Minister of the UK

1789: The National Constituent Assembly of France approved the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen.

1794: Pres. George Washington demonstrated his leadership with his decisive response to the Whiskey Rebellion.

1850: Death of Louis Philippe I of France

1883: Final stage of the devastating eruption of Krakatoa.

1910: Death of William James, American psychologist and philosopher

1914: Beginning of the Battle of Tannenburg during WWI.

1920: The 19thamendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect granting women the right to vote.

1930: Death of Lon Chaney, American actor, director, and screenwriter

1960: Birthday of Branford Marsalis, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader

1968: Chicago riots during the Democratic National Convention.

1974: Death of Charles Lindbergh, American pilot and explorer

1989: Birthday of James Harden, American basketball player

2015: Two American journalists were murdered on live television by a former coworker while they were giving a report in Virginia.

2018: Death of Neil Simon, American playwright and author
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The USA took another step towards being the laughingstock of the world. Way to go Joe + your Minions!

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Clearly you refer to recent events. Is there any historical relevance?
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Clearly you refer to recent events. Is there any historical relevance?
History will show that we're WERE a great power???
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At least the VC had an "army"!
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August 27:

410: The Visigoths completed their sack of Rome after three days.

1576: Death of Titian, Italian painter and educator

1770: Birthday of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher and academic

1776: Battle of Brooklyn: Gen. Washington's army was defeated but managed to escape in the middle of the night thanks to brilliant tactics, the availability of plenty of boats and, an early morning fog providing cover to complete the retreat.

1813: Battle of Dresden: Napoleon's forces defeated a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians.

1832: Black Hawk, the leader of the Sauk tribe surrendered to U.S. authorities, ending the Black Hawk War.

1859: Petroleum was discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania, the beginning of the first commercially successful oil well.

1865: Birthday of Charles G. Dawes, American general and politician, Vice President of the United States

1883: Krakatoa explodes on an island near Sumatra creating huge tsunamis and killing tens of thousands. It was the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history.

1908: Birthday of Lyndon Baines Johnson, American politician, 36thPresident of the United States

1909: Birthday of Lester Young, American saxophonist and clarinet player

1928: 15 nations signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact (aka Pact of Paris) outlawing war. Since the treaty had no means of punishment it was meaningless. Germany, Japan, the Soviet Union, and Italy were all signatories and they were the prime aggressors in WWII.

1939: First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world's first jet aircraft.

1948: Death of Charles Evans Hughes, American lawyer and politician, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

1956: The nuclear power plant at Calder Hall in the UK was connected to the national power grid to become the world's first commercial nuclear power plant to generate electricity on an industrial scale.

1963: Death of W. E. B. DuBois, American sociologist, historian and activist

1977: Toby Harrah & Bump Wills of the Texas Rangers hit back to back inside the park home runs at Yankee Stadium in a 8-2 win over NY.

2011: Hurricane Irene struck the East Coast of the United States, killing 47 and causing $15.6 billion in damage.
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August 28:


430: Death of St. Augustine of Hippo, Algerian bishop and theologian

475: Roman general Orestes forced western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital of Ravenna.

489: Theodoric of the Ostrogoths defeated Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo in his conquest of Italy.

1189: Third Crusade: Crusaders began the Siege of Acre.

1565: Pedro Menendez de Aviles sight land in Florida and founded St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied European city in the continental U.S.

1609: Henry Hudson discovered Delaware Bay.

1645: Death of Hugo Grotius, Dutch playwright, philosopher, and jurist

1749: Birthday of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German novelist, poet, playwright, and diplomat

1845: The first issue of Scientific Americanwas published.

1862: Beginning of the Second Battle of Bull Run (aka Second Manassas).

1867: The U.S. took possession of the unoccupied Midway Atoll.

1898: Caleb Bradham's beverage "Brad's Drink" was renamed Pepsi Cola.

1903: Death of Frederick Law Olmstead, American journalist and architect, co-designed Central Park in NYC

1917: Italy, a former ally, declared war on Germany during WWI.

1937: Toyota Motors became an independent company.

1944: Marseille and Toulon were liberated during WWII.

1955: Emmett Till was murdered by white supremacists.

1957: U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond began a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on the Civil Rights Act of 1957 (first such law since Reconstruction). After 24 hours, 18 minutes it was the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator.

1963: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington.

1964: Beginning of the Philadelphia race riot.

1968: Chicago riots: Protestors and police clashed during breaks in the Democrat National Convention.

1987: Death of John Huston, Irish actor, director, and screenwriter

1988: During an air show at Ramstein, three aircraft collided with wreckage falling on the crowd resulting in 75 total deaths and 346 serious injuries.

1990: Iraq declared Kuwait as its newest province.

1993: NASA's Galileo probe flew by the asteroid 243 Ida. Astronomers later discovered a moon they named Dactyl from photographs taken during the flyby, the first known asteroid moon.

1996: Charles & Diana divorced.
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August 28:

489: Theodoric of the Ostrogoths defeated Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo in his conquest of Italy.


Different Theodoric:

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August 29:


1009: Mainz cathedral suffered extensive damage from a fire on the day of its inauguration

1533: Francisco Pizarro executed the last emperor of the Inca.

1619: Birthday of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French economist and politician

1632: Birthday of John Locke, English physician and philosopher whose political ideas influenced the Founding Fathers significantly

1725: Birthday of Charles Townshend, English politician

1756: Frederick the Great started the Seven Years' War with an attack on Saxony.

1786: Shays's Rebellion: Farmers in western Massachusetts began an armed uprising against the state government due to its mismanagement of the state's economy. The nation suffered from an economic crisis and this isolated event spurred national leaders to act, eventually leading to the Constitutional Convention.

1831: Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction.

1842: Signing of the Treaty of Nanking which ended the First Opium War.

1862: Second Battle of Bull Run during the Civil War.

1877: Death of Brigham Young, American religious leader

1885: Gottlieb Daimler patented the first internal combustion motorcycle.

1898: Founding of the Goodyear tire company.

1915: Birthday of Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress

1920: Birthday of Charlie Parker, American saxophonist and composer

1924: Birthday of Dinah Washington, American singer and pianist

1936: Birthday of John McCain, American captain and politician

1940: Birthday of James Brady, American politician and activist

1943: German-occupied Denmark scuttled most of their navy. Germany dissolved the Danish government.

1944: The Slovak National Uprising took place as 60,000 Slovak troops turned against the Nazis.

1949: Soviets tested their first atomic bomb. The U.S. was no longer the sole nuclear power.

1958: The United States Air Force Academy opened in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1958: Birthday of Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor

1967: Birthday of Neil Gorsuch, American lawyer and jurist, Supreme Court Justice

1975: Death of Eamon de Valera, Irish soldier and politician, President of Ireland

1982: Death of Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress

1997: Netflix was launched as an internet DVD rental service.

2005: Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, especially New Orleans.

2016: Death of Gene Wilder, American actor, screenwriter, film director, and author
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“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
I Corinthians 10:31
 
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