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The Sultan of Swat makes history and technology comes from an unlikely source

On August 11 in:


1921, American historian and author Alex Haley is born;


1929, Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Ohio;


1937, Edith Wharton dies at the age of 75;


1942, Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a Frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless phones and Wi-Fi;


1965, Race riots begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, Califorinia; and in 


1968, The last steam-hauled train runs on British Rail. 


A match made in heaven and a family disappears

On July 6 in:


1942, Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the "Secret Annexe" above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse;


1785, The dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States;


1957,John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time, as teenagers, three years before forming the Beatles;


1885, Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies  on Joseph Meister, a boy was bitten by a rabid dog and in


1944, Jackie Robinson refuses to move to the back of the bus, leading to a court martial. 


Record albums, Japanese submarine attack and two moons



On June 21 in :


1948, Columbia Records introduces  the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in NY,NY;


1905, Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and author is born;


1942,  A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River In Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of                   attacks by Japan against the United States mainland and in;


2006, Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix and Hydra.

Woman in space and cabs on the street yeah, yeah, yeah!

On June 18 in:


1923, Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets;


1983, astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space;


1812, The U.S. Congress declares war on Great Britain, Canada, and Ireland, known as the War of 1812;


1942, Paul McCartney  of the Beatles, is born in Liverpool, England and in


1949, Chris Van Allsburg, American author and illustrator(The Polar Express) is born. 

A Diary, a double murder and baseball

On June 12 in:


1978, David Berkowitz,  the "Son of Sam" killer is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings;


1898, Phillipine Declaration of Independence: General emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippine's independence from Spain;


1942Anne Frank recieves a diary for her thirteenth birthday and in


1994,  Nicole Simpson Brown and Ron Goldman are murdered outside her home in LA. O.J. Simpson is later aquitted of the killings but is held              liable in wrongful death civil suit.


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(verb) to complain loudly or angrily

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Quotation of the day

Judy Garland

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.


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