August 21 in History

August 21 in History August 21st is… National Brazilian Blowout Day National Senior Citizens Day Spumoni Day Sweet Tea Day 1883 – An F5 tornado struck Rochester, Minnesota, leading to the creation of the Mayo Clinic. 1888 – William Seward Burroughs patented the first practical adding machine in the United States (#’s 388,116-388,119). 1911 – …

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August 20 in History

August 20 in History August 20th is… National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day International Homeless Animals’ Day Lemonade Day National Radio Day 1000 – The foundation of the Hungarian state by Saint Stephen. 1858 – Charles Darwin first published his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society …

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August 19 in History

August 19 in History August 19th is… National Aviation Day International Bow Day Potato Day National Soft Ice Cream Day 295 BC – The first temple to Venus, the Roman goddess of love, beauty, and fertility, was dedicated by Quintus Fabius Maximus Gurges 1612 – The “Samlesbury witches,” three women from the Lancashire village of …

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August 17 History

August 17 in History August 17th is… Black Cat Appreciation Day National I LOVE My Feet Day! National Massachusetts Day National Nonprofit Day National Thrift Shop Day Vanilla Custard Day 1807 – Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat left New York, New York, to Albany, New York, on the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat …

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August 14 in History

August 14 in History August 14th is… National Code Talkers Day Creamsicle Day National Spirit of ’45 Day V-J Day World Lizard Day 1888 – An audio recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan’s The Lost Chord, one of the first recordings of music ever made, was played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison’s phonograph in …

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