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The Green Monster is born along with Shel Silverstein

On September 25 in:


1890, The U.S. Congress establishes Sequoia National Park;


1911, Ground is broken for Fenway Park in Boston;


1930, Shel Silverstein, American author, poet, illustrator, and songwriter is born;


1957, Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated by the use of United States Army troops; and in


1996, The last of the Magdalene asylums closes in Ireland. 

Betty Boop Debuts!

On August 9, in:

1892, Thomas Edison receives a patent for a 2 way telegraph;

1930, Betty Boop makes her cartoon debut in Dizzy Dishes;

1936, Jesse Owens becomes the first American to win 4 gold medals in the Summer Olympics; and in

1974, after the resignation of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford becomes the first US President to hold the office without having been elected in any national election.

Barry Bonds and a record breaking swim

On August 7 in


1782, George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle.  It is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart;


1927, the Peace Bridge opens between Fort Eries, Ontario and Buffalo, New York;


1930,  the last confirmed lynching of blacks in the Northern United States occurs in Marion, Indiana.  Two men, Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, are killed;


1959, Explorer 6 launched from the Atlantic Missile Range in Cape Canaveral, Florida;


1981, The Washington Star ceases all operation after 128 years of publication;


 1987, Lynne Cox becomes the first person to swim from the U.S. to the Soviet Union, crossing from Little Diomede Island in Alaska to Big Diomede in the Soviet Union; and in


2007, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run. 

Video Kills the Radio Star and the first Scout camp

On this day in


30 BC - Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic;


1907, The first Scout camp opens on Brownsea Island, the origin of the worlwide Scouting movement;


1914, the German Empire declares war on the Russian Empire at the opening of World War I.  The Swiss Army mobilizes because of World War I;


1966, Charles Whitman kills 16 people at the University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police;


1981, MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles; and in


1993, the Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Flood of 1993 comes to a peak. 



I shot Andy Warhol!

On June 3 in:


1968, Valerie Solanas attempts to assinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times;


1888, The poem "Casey at the Bat," by Ernest Lawerence Thanyer, is published in the San Franscisco Examiner;


1937, The Duke of Windsor marries Wallis Simpson;


1967,Anderson Cooper, American journalist and author is born.  

Jefferson Davis;YWCA and Laura Ingalls Wilder

On February 10 in


1870, The YWCA is founded in New York City.


1996, The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time.


1861, Jefferson Davis is notified ny telegraph that he has been chosen as provisional President of the Confederate States of America.


1763, The Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian War and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain.


1930, American author and illustrator, E.L. Konigsburg is born and in


1957, Beloved author Laura Ingalls Wilder dies at the age of 90. 

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