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This Day in History, August 22

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On August 22nd, 1954, the groundbreaking ceremony for Saint Lawrence Seaway was held at Massena, New York.

St. Lawrence Seaway

This Day in History, August 10

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On August 10th, 1954, the groundbreaking ceremony for Saint Lawrence Seaway was held at Massena, New York.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor. -- British Queen Elizabeth I

Other Notable Events for August 9

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On this date in history:

In 1483, the Sistine Chapel opens in the Vatican.

In 1854, Walden was published by Henry David Thoreau.

In 1936, American track star Jesse Owens won his fourth Olympic gold medal in Berlin.

In 1945, a U.S. B-29 bomber dropped an atomic bomb nicknamed Fat Man on the Japanese ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 9

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Those born on this day include:

- French architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant, designer of the District of Columbia, in 1754
- philanthropist Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton in 1757
- author P.L. Travers in 1899
- American Indian engineer Mary G. Ross in 1908
- English actor/playwright Robert Shaw in 1927
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Aug. 9, the 222nd day of 2020 with 144 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.

Sistine Chapel

This Day in History, August 9

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On August 9th, 1483, the Sistine Chapel was opened.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. -- South African President Nelson Mandela

Other Notable Events for August 8

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On this date in history:

In 1911, newsreels became a standard part of U.S. movie screenings when the French film company Pathe began releasing weekly black-and-white features to theaters.

In 1940, the German Luftwaffe began a series of daylight air raids on Britain.

In 1945, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 8

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Those born on this date include:

- The United States' first professional architect, Charles Bulfinch, in 1763
- African-American explorer Matthew Henson in 1866
- Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata in 1879
- Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg in 1908
- movie producer Dino De Laurentiis in 1919
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Aug. 8, the 221st day of 2020 with 145 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.

Betty Boop

This Day in History, August 8

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On August 8th, 1930, Betty Boop appeared in her first cartoon.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: President George H.W. Bush, speaking of the United States' varied communities and organizations, said, a brilliant diversity spreads like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.

Other Notable Events for August 7

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On this date in history:

In 1782, the Order of the Purple Heart was established by Gen. George Washington to honor Americans who fought in the Revolutionary War.

In 1942, U.S. Marines launched America's first offensive in World War II, landing on the Pacific island of Guadalcanal.

In 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 7

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Those born on this date include:

- Hungarian countess/serial killer Elizabeth Bathory in 1560
- Carl Ritter, German co-founder of modern geographical science, in 1779
- World War I Dutch spy/courtesan known as Mata Hari, born Margaret Gertrude Zelle, in 1876
- diplomat/Nobel Prize winner Ralph Bunche in 1904
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Aug. 7, the 220th day of 2020 with 146 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.

Peace Bridge

This Day in History, August 7

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On August 7th, 1927, the Peace Bridge opened between Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste. -- American comedian/actor Lucille Ball

Other Notable Events for August 6

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On this date in history:

In 1890, the first execution by electric chair was carried out. William Kemmler was put to death at Auburn Prison in New York for the ax murder of his girlfriend.

In 1926, Gertrude Ederle of New York became the first American to swim the English Channel.

In 1945, an atomic bomb was ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 6

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Those born on this date include:

- English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson in 1809
- First lady Edith Roosevelt in 1861
- Hollywood gossip columnist Louella Parsons in 1881
- Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin, in 1881
- basketball Hall of Fame member Henry Iba in 1904
- comedian...Read more

 

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