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

August 23 in History

August 23 in History August 23rd is… Cuban Sandwich Day National Ride the Wind Day Sponge Cake Day 79 – Mount Vesuvius began stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire. 1305 – Sir William Wallace was executed for high treason at Smithfield in London. 1775 – King George III delivered …

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August 22 in Pop Culture History

August 22 in History August 22nd is… National Bao Day National Be an Angel Day Never Bean Better Day Eat A Peach Day Pecan Torte Day National Surgical Oncologist Day Take Your Cat to the Vet Day National Tooth Fairy Day 565 – Columba, an Irish missionary, reported seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland. …

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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 18 in History

August 18 in History August 18th is… National Fajita Day National Ice Cream Pie Day National Mail Order Catalog Day Pinot Noir Day 1227 – RIP – Genghis Khan (c. 1162 – August 18, 1227) is said to have fathered between 1,000-2,000 children, making him the man with the most children in human history. He …

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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 16 in Pop Culture History

August 16 in History August 16th is… National Airborne Day Black Cat Appreciation Day National Roller Coaster Day Rum Day National Tell a Joke Day 1858 – President James Buchanan inaugurated the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria in the United Kingdom. “Europe and America are united by telegraphy. Glory to …

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August 15 in Pop Culture History

August 15 in History August 15th is… National Leathercraft Day Lemon Meringue Pie Day National Relaxation Day 1483 – Pope Sixtus IV consecrated the Sistine Chapel and dedicated it to the Virgin Mary. 1519 – Panama City, Panama, was founded. 1549 – Jesuit priest Francis Xavier came ashore at Kagoshima, Japan. 1843 – Tivoli Gardens, …

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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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