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The Feudal World: the rise of the Manurial System.




August 2017


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)

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