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Dark Ages: Knight time.
I can’t understand why I flunked American history. When I was a kid there was so little of it.
American History: The replacement of the red Indian by red tape.
If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography.
In which period of history did nerds rule the world?




August 2019


This Day In History  
August 1: LammasAugust 1, 1907: 1st Boy Scout CampAugust 1, 1873: 1st Cable CarAugust 1, 1834: Emancipation DayAugust 1, 1790: 1st U.S. CensusAugust 2, 1932: (b) Peter O’TooleAugust 2, 1887: Barbed Wire PatentAugust 2, 1876: Wild Bill Hickok’s Dead Man’s HandAugust 2, 1875: 1st Roller Skating RinkAugust 3, 1949: NBA BornAugust 3, 1805: 1st Cricket MatchAugust 3, 1492: Columbus Sails For America (Santa Isla)August 4, 1944: Anne Frank CapturedAugust 4, 1901: (b) Louis ArmstrongAugust 4, 1792: (b) Percy ShelleyAugust 5, 1914: 1st Electric Traffic LightsAugust 5, 1858: 1st Transatlantic CableAugust 5, 1775: 1st San Francisco SettlersAugust 5, 1583: English in NewfoundlandAugust 6: Friendship DayAugust 6: Jamaica Independence DayAugust 6, 1945: HiroshimaAugust 6, 1890: Electric ChairAugust 6, 1809: (b) TennysonAugust 7: Civic Holiday (Canada)August 7: Full Sturgeon MoonAugust 7, 1944: Mark I ComputerAugust 7, 1888: Revolving Door PatentAugust 7, 1782: 1st Purple Heart MedalAugust 8: ’Date to Create’ DayAugust 8: Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbour’s Porch DayAugust 8, 1900: 1st Davis CupAugust 8, 1899: Refrigerator PatentAugust 8, 1876: Mimeograph PatentAugust 9: National Day (Singapore)August 9, 1974: Nixon Leaves OfficeAugust 9, 1945: NagasakiAugust 9, 1910: Electric Washing Machine PatentAugust 10: Lazy DayAugust 10: National Smores DayAugust 10, 1889: Screwcap Bottle PatentAugust 10, 1846: Smithsonian FoundedAugust 10, 1792: French RevolutionAugust 11: Dog Days EndAugust 11, 1950: (b) WozniakAugust 11, 1942: Frequency-Hopping PatentAugust 11, 1934: Alcatraz OpensAugust 12: Youth International DayAugust 12, 1981: IBM 5150 PCAugust 12, 1851: Sewing Machine PatentAugust 13: Left Handers DayAugust 13, 1961: Berlin WallAugust 13, 1913: Rustless SteelAugust 13, 1899: (b) Alfred HitchcockAugust 13, 1889: Coin-operated Telephone PatentAugust 14, 1947: Last Day of British Raj in IndiaAugust 14, 1945: VJ Day - End of World War IIAugust 14, 1908: 1st Beauty ContestAugust 14, 1888: Electric Meter PatentAugust 15: National Relaxation DayAugust 15: AssumptionAugust 15, 1969: WoodstockAugust 15, 1914: Opening of Panama CanalAugust 15, 1769: (b) NapoleonAugust 16, 1977: (d) ElvisAugust 16, 1958: MadonnaAugust 16, 1898: Roller Coaster PatentAugust 16, 1896: Klondike GoldAugust 17: Sierpinski DayAugust 17: Cat Nights BeginAugust 17, 1915: Electric Self-Starter for Cars PatentAugust 17, 1807: 1st American SteamboatAugust 17, 1786: (b) Davy CrockettAugust 18: Bad Poetry DayAugust 18, 1960: Birth Control PillAugust 18, 1872: 1st Mail Order CatalogAugust 18, 1826: 1st European to reach TimbuktuAugust 19: National Aviation DayAugust 19, 1942: Dieppe RaidAugust 19, 1934: 1st Soapbox Derby RaceAugust 19, 1897: Britain’s 1st TaxiAugust 19, 1839: DaguerreotypeAugust 20, 1942: Plutonium 1st WeighedAugust 20, 1913: 1st Stainless Steel CastAugust 20, 1940: Never was so much owed by so many to so fewAugust 21: Total Solar EclipseAugust 21: Blackjack DayAugust 21, 1888: Adding Machine PatentAugust 21, 1841: Venetian Blind PatentAugust 21, 1598: Deed of Transfers (Netherlands)August 22: Desmond DayAugust 22, 1964: Beatles Vancouver ConcertAugust 22, 1864: Red Cross SymbolAugust 22, 1862: (b) DebussyAugust 22, 1846: U.S. Annexes New MexicoAugust 23, 1977: 1st Man-Powered FlightAugust 23, 1968: Computer-Aided Tomography PatentAugust 23, 1964: Beatles Hollywood Bowl ConcertAugust 23, 1942: Battle of StalingradAugust 23, 1892: 1st HorseshoeAugust 24: St. Bartholomer’s DayAugust 24, 2006: Pluto Declared Dwarf PlanetAugust 24, 79: VesuviusAugust 25: Kiss and Make Up DayAugust 25, 1973: Whole-Body CT Scan PatentAugust 25, 1875: 1st to Swim English ChannelAugust 25, 1718: New Orleans Founded

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