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    Today In History

    August 13th

    523 St John I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    1907 1st taxicab (NYC)

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    Today In History

    August 14th

    1248 Construction of Cologne Cathedral begun

    1457 Oldest known exactly dated printed book (3 years after Gutenberg)

    1842 Seminole War ends; Indians removed from Florida to Oklahoma

    1880 Construction of Cologne Cathedral completed

    1893 France issues 1st driving licenses, included required test

    1908 Race riot in Springfield Illinois

    1917 China declares war on Germany & Austria at start of WW I

    1945 V-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II

    1979 Rainbow seen in Northern Wales for a 3 hour duration

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~a little fact about the 'spacelab' thing...when pieces of it fell in australia, the australian government sued the united states.

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    On Aug. 14, 1945, President Truman announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II.

    http://www.nytimes.com/learning/gene.../20060814.html

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    TODAY IN ROTTEN HISTORY

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    Aug 14 410

    Visigoths under King Alaric sack Rome after slave co-conspirators open the city gates for them. Looting lasts for six days.

    Aug 14 1941

    Corporal Josef Jakobs, a German spy, is the final prisoner executed at the Tower of London. Having a broken ankle, he is seated in a fine wooden Windsor chair and executed by an eight man firing squad of Scots Guards.

    Aug 14 1945

    Over the radio, Hirohito announces his unconditional surrender to Allied forces, thus bringing an end to World War II. This broadcast is the first chance the Japanese people have had to hear their god-emperor's speaking voice.

    Aug 14 1951

    Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst dies at home in Beverly Hills, California.

    Aug 14 1965

    Salvatore Bono and Cherilyn Sarkisian La Pierre capture #1 on the American pop charts with their song "I Got You Babe," launching the careers of Sonny & Cher.

    Aug 14 2126

    The next scheduled perihelion for the "Doomsday Rock," also known as the Swift-Tuttle Comet. The six-mile-diameter mass is thought to be roughly the same size as the asteroid which wiped out the dinosaurs and will probably come within 15 million miles of planet Earth

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    August 15th


    1620 Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims

    1870 Transcontinental Railway actually completed

    1906 1st freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago

    1939 "Wizard of Oz" premiers at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood

    1950 8.6 quake kills over 1,000 in Assam, India

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    On Aug. 15, 1947, India and Pakistan became independent after some 200 years of British rule.

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    TODAY IN ROTTEN HISTORY

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    Aug 15 1057

    Macbeth is killed in the Battle of Lumphanan in Aberdeenshire. He had been king of Scotland for 17 years.

    Aug 15 1935

    Will Rogers, the most famous man in America, dies near Barrow, Alaska when his sea plane plunges into a lagoon. At the time, he and one-eyed aviator Wiley Post were surveying possible flight paths between Seattle and the Soviet Union.

    Aug 15 1969

    Woodstock begins on Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York. Tickets are $18 for three days of counterculture musical acts, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and Sha-Na-Na.

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    On Aug. 16, 1977, singer Elvis Presley died at Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tenn., at age 42.

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    Elvis ain't dead! LOL

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    TODAY IN ROTTEN HISTORY

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    Aug 16 1819

    60 cavalrymen charge into a crowd of approximately 70,000 protesters at St. Peter's Field in Manchester, England. The soldiers begin to hack away at the people with their sabers and trample them under hoof. 11 die and 400 are wounded in the Manchester Massacre, also called the Battle of Peterloo.

    Aug 16 1938

    Blues musician Robert Johnson, who presumably sold his soul to the devil (the story somewhat being told by the movie Crossroads), is poisoned by a jealous husband in Three Forks, Mississippi.

    Aug 16 1977

    Elvis Presley dies in his home at the age of 42, while sitting on the toilet. In the bathroom, he had been reading The Scientific Search for the Face of Jesus. Presumably, Elvis' search was concluded shortly thereafter.

    Aug 16 1987

    Mercury, Venus, and Mars all get bunched up near the Sun in what some call the Harmonic Convergence. Thousands of nutballs clustered at sacred locations like Mount Shasta, California begin meditating their butts off for some reason.

    Aug 16 1997

    Aida Nur El-Din, a night nurse at Alexandria University's El-Mairy Hospital, confesses to Egyptian authorities that she killed at least 18 ICU patients by injecting them with drugs stolen from the pharmacy. Before she can be taken downtown, El-Din jumps out a three-story window in a failed suicide attempt.




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    Today in History:

    August 16, 1863 Emancipation Proclamation signed
    August 16, 1962 Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatle drummer
    August 16, 1969 Woodstock rock festival begins in New York

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    Today In History

    August 16th


    1896 Gold discovered in the Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Ala

    1898 Roller coaster patented

    1920 Ray Chapman, of the Indians is hit in the head by Yanks' Carl Mays pitch; he dies next day, only major league fatality

    1981 Highest score in World Cup soccer match (New Zealand-13, Fiji-0)

    1987 156 die as Northwest Flight 255 crashes at take off in Detroit

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    Today In History

    August 17th

    1858 1st bank in Hawaii opens

    1908 Bank of Italy opens new HQ at Clay & Montgomery

    1955 Hurricane Diane, following hurricane Connie floods Connecticut River killing 190 & doing $1.8 billion damage

    1990 Phyllis Polander sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment

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    On Aug. 17, 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair concluded near Bethel, N.Y.

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