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Other Notable Events for August 14

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On this date in history:

In 1784, Grigory Shelikhov, a Russian fur trader, founded the first permanent Russian settlement in Alaska on Kodiak Island.

In 1900, about 2,000 U.S. Marines joined with European forces to capture Beijing, ending the Boxer Rebellion against the Western presence in China.

In 1935, the U.S...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 14

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Those born on this date include:

- American West figure Doc Holliday in 1851
- writer Ernest Thayer (Casey at the Bat) in 1863
- writer Russell Baker in 1925 (age 93)
- baseball Hall of Fame member Earl Weaver in 1930
- musician David Crosby in 1941 (age 77)
- comedian Steve Martin in 1945 (age 73)
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Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2018 with 139 to follow.

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

Cologne Cathedral

This Day in History, August 14

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On August 14th, 1808, the Cologne Cathedral in Germany was completed.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I think being a liberal, in the true sense, is being non-doctrinaire, non-dogmatic, non-committed to a cause, but examining each case on its merits. Being left of center is another thing; it's a political position. -- Walter Cronkite

Other Notable Events for August 13

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On this date in history:

In 1889, William Gray patented the coin-operated telephone.

In 1930, Capt. Frank Hawkes set an air speed record by flying from Los Angeles to New York in 12 hours, 25 minutes.

In 1961, East Germany closed the Brandenburg Gate and prepared to start building the Berlin Wall.

In ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 13

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Those born on this date include:

- Sharpshooter Annie Oakley in 1860
- actor Bert Lahr (Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz) in 1895
- film director Alfred Hitchcock in 1899
- golf Hall of Fame member Ben Hogan in 1912
- former Cuban President Fidel Castro in 1926
- singer Don Ho in 1930
- former U.S. ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2017 with 140 to follow.

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

A stainless steel sculpture

This Day in History, August 13

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On August 13th, 1913, Harry Brearly invented stainless steel.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley, during the 1968 Democratic Party national convention, said: The police aren't here to create disorder, the police are here to preserve disorder.

Other Notable Events for August 12

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On this date in history:

In 1851, Isaac Singer was granted a patent for his sewing machine. He set up business in Boston with $40 in capital.

In 1898, a peace protocol was signed, ending the Spanish-American War. The United States acquired Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines, and annexed Hawaii.

In 1939, The ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for August 12

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Those born on this date include:

- American painter Abbott Thayer, credited with noting camouflage in the animal world, in 1849
- educator/poet Katharine Lee Bates, who wrote America the Beautiful, in 1859
- moviemaker Cecil B. DeMille in 1881
- Norris and Ross McWhirter, who founded the Guinness World Records, in ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2018 with 141 to follow.

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

Sewing Machine

This Day in History, August 12

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On August 12th, 1851, Isaac Singer was granted a patent for his sewing machine.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt said, Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor.

Other Notable Events for August 11

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On this date in history:

In 1877, Thomas Edison described the fundamentals of the phonograph to an assistant and instructed him to build the first one.

In 1934, the first group of federal prisoners classified as most dangerous arrived at Alcatraz Island, a 22-acre rocky outcrop 1.5 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay.
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Notable Birthdays for August 11

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Those born on this day include:

- Songwriter Carrie Jacobs Bond (I Love You Truly) in 1862
- art collector Joseph Hirshhorn in 1899
- author Alex Haley in 1921
- singer June Hutton in 1920
- actor Arlene Dahl in 1925 (age 93)
- European socialite Claus von Bulow in 1926 (age 92)
- evangelist Jerry ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2018 with 142 to follow.

The moon is new. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

Ascot Racecourse

This Day in History, August 11

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On August 11th, 1711, the first race was held at Ascot.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I push myself to be the best I can be. I don't worry about what other people are doing, and I don't think about things I can't control. -- Annika Sorenstam

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