Monthly Archives: August 2013

It happened on this day…August 31st

On this day in 2006 – Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream was recovered in a raid by Norwegian police. Advertisements

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It happened on this day…August 28th

On this day in 1963 – A peaceful civil rights rally took place in Washington, D.C. where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech to more than 200,000 people.

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It happened on this day…August 27th

On this day in 1910 – Thomas Edison demonstrated the first “talking” pictures in his New Jersey laboratory.  

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It happened on this day…August 26th

Women in the United States were given the right to vote on August 26, 1920 when the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution was signed. The amendment was first introduced many years earlier in 1878. Every president has published a proclamation for Women’s Equality Day since 1971 when legislation was first introduced in Congress by Bella Abzug. This resolution was passed designating August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day.

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It happened on this day…August 24th

On this day in 1932 – Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly non-stop across the United States, traveling from Los Angeles toNewark, New Jersey, in just over 19 hours.

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It happened on this day…August 23rd

On this day in 1912 – Gene Kelly American dancer, choreographer, actor was born.

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It happened on this day…August 23rd

On this day in 1902 – Fanny Farmer, among the first to emphasize the relationship of diet to health, opened her School of Cookery in Boston.

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