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    Today In History

    July 31st

    1498 Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad

    1790 1st US patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process

    1910 Chic Cub King Cole no-hits St Louis, 4-0 in a 7 inning game

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    August 2nd: (Sorry, forgot the years)

    1975: 104 degrees F (40 degrees C) at Providence, Rhode Island (state record) - Going down today!!!!

    1961: Beatles 1st gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club
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    Yesterday Today In History

    August 1st

    1790 1st US census (population of 3,939,214)

    1831 London Bridge opens

    1896 George Samuelson completes rowing the Atlantic (NY to England)

    1958 1st class postage up to $0.04 (had been $0.03 for 26 years)

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    Today In History

    August 2nd

    1776 Formal signing of the Declaration of Independence

    1858 1st street mailboxes-Boston, Mass

    1909 1st Lincoln head pennies minted

    1991 Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges
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    Re: Today in History

    Today August 2nd-

    HITLER BECOMES FÜHRER: August 2, 1934

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    Today In History

    August 3

    1492 Columbus sets sail from Palos, Spain for "Indies"

    1914 Germany invades Belgium & declares war on France in WW I

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~- ON THIS DAY -

    On Aug. 4, 1914, Britain declared war on Germany while the United States proclaimed its neutrality.

    http://www.nytimes.com/learning/gene.../20060804.html

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    Today In History

    August 4

    1181 Supernova seen in Cassiopia

    1693 Dom Perignon invents champagne

    1830 Plans for the city of Chicago laid out

    1970 Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness

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    Re: Today in History

    Quote Originally Posted by Rcbjr
    Youngster there, Jim. I was 16 years out of highschool by then and had two kids.

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    THE SENILITY PRAYER: Grant me the senility to forget the people I never
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    this is my first time checking this thread out and it's so cool...i'm not a history buff but knowledge is power

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    Today In History

    August 5th

    1861 US levies its 1st Income Tax (3% of incomes over $800)

    1914 1st traffic light installed (Euclid Ave. & E. 105th St, Cleveland)

    1926 Houdini stays in a coffin under water for 1 hr

    1945 Atom Bomb dropped on Hiroshima (Aug 6th in Japan)

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    Today In History

    August 6th

    1806 Holy Roman Empire ends; it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire

    1890 1st use of electric chair in US, John Hart, in NY for murder

    1914 Austria-Hungary declares war against Russia

    1951 Typhoon floods kill 4,800 in Manchuria

    1914 Serbia declares war against Germany

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    Today In History

    August 7th

    1498 Columbus arrives in Caribbean

    1820 1st potatoes planted in Hawaii

    1959 Explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space

    1971 Apollo 15 returns to Earth

    1983 Some 675,000 employees strike AT&T

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    2006 - i read this thread
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    "Blackberryland is a much happier place than Palmville"

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    BP Shutting down part of Alaskan Pipeline !!!!!!

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