TODAY IN HISTORY

"There is a history in all men's lives."
-William Shakespeare

September 30 in History

September 30 in History September 30th is… National Chewing Gum Day Hot Mulled Cider Day National Love People Day National Mud Pack Day Orange Shirt Day Pet Tricks Day 587 (Earthquake) Antioch (now Turkey) 1452 – Johann Gutenberg’s Bible was published. 1659 – Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked. 1888 – “Jack the Ripper” killed

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THIS MONTH IN HISTORY

"A generation which ignores history has no past and no future."
-Robert Heinlein

September 1 in History

September 1 in History September 1st is… National Burnt Ends Day Cherry Popover Day National Chicken Boy’s Day Ginger Cat Appreciation Day   No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day Words that don’t have a proper rhyming word include Bulb, Chimney, Dangerous, Discombobulate, Husband, Marathon, Month, Opus, Orange, Ninth, Pint, Purple, Rhythm, Silver, Spirit, Walrus, Wolf, and …

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September Days, Dates and Information

September is… Service Dog Month Autumnal Equinox The First Monday in September is… Labor Day (US Federal Holiday) The Day After Labor Day is… National Another Look Unlimited Day The Sunday after Labor Day is… National Grandparent’s Day The First Friday in September is… National Chianti Day National College Colors Day (Friday Before Labor day) …

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August 31 in History

August 31 in History August 31st is… National Diatomaceous Earth Day National Eat Outside Day National Matchmaker Day National South Carolina Day Trail Mix Day 1803 – Lewis and Clark started their expedition to the west by leaving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 1888 – Mary Ann Nichols was murdered, the first of Jack the Ripper’s confirmed victims. …

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August 30 in History

August 30 in History August 30th is… National Beach Day National Grief Awareness Day Toasted Marshmallow Day 1835 – Melbourne, Australia, was founded. 1836 – The city of Houston, named after former General Sam Houston, was founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen. 1945 – Hong Kong was liberated from Japan by British …

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August 29 in History

August 29 in History August 29th is… According to Hoyle Day Cabernet Sauvignon Day Chop Suey Day Lemon Juice Day 1758 – The first American Indian reservation was established at Indian Mills, New Jersey. 1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction, opening the door to electric generators. 1885 – Gottlieb Daimler patented the world’s first …

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August 28 in History

August 28 in History August 28th is… National Bow Tie Day Cherry Turnovers Day National Power Rangers Day National Red Wine Day National Thoughtful Day Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day 1609 – Henry Hudson discovered Delaware Bay. 1789 – William Herschel discovered another Saturn moon, Enceladus. 1810 – The French Navy accepted the surrender of a …

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August 27 in History

August 27 in History August 27th is… Banana Lovers Day National Just Because Day Pots De Creme Day 410 – The sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ended after three days. 1813 – French Emperor Napoleon I defeated a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden. 1859 – Petroleum was …

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August 26 in History

August 26 in History August 26th is… Dog Day Cherry Popsicle Day National Got Checked Day National WebMistress Day Women’s Equality Day 1498 – Michelangelo began his work by carving the Pieta, depicting the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. 1789 – The Declaration of the Rights of …

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August 25 in History

August 25 in History August 25th is… Banana Split Day National Kiss and Make-up Day National Park Service Founders Day National Secondhand Wardrobe Day Whiskey Sour Day 1609 – Galileo Galilei demonstrated his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers. 1835 – The New York Sun perpetrated the Great Moon Hoax, a six-part article falsely attributed to …

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August 24 in History

August 24 in History August 24th is… National Maryland Day Peach Pie Day Waffle Day 79 (Volcano Eruption) Mount Vesuvius erupted. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae were buried in volcanic ash, although some scholars believe it was October 24th. Pop/Rock band Bastille wrote a song about the event in 2013. 1215 – Pope …

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