Monthly Archives: August 2013

It happened on this day….August 21st

On this day in 1959 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the Union.  The islands have an area of 6,459 square miles (16,729 square kilometers). The name is thought to derive from Hawaiki, the former name of … Continue reading

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It happened on this day…August 19th

On this day in 1893 – The root beer float, or “Black Cow,” was invented by Frank J. Wisner, owner of Cripple Creek Brewing in Colorado.  Inspired by the moonlit view of snow-capped Cow Mountain, Mr. Wisner added a scoop of ice cream to … Continue reading

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It happened on this day….August 18th

On this day in 2004 – The internet search engine Google went public and the price of shares was $85.

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It happened on this day…August 17th

On this day in 1786 – Davy Crockett, American frontiersman, soldier was born. Davy (David) Crockett was an American frontiersman and politician who became a legendary figure. With no formal education whatsoever, Crockett helped backwoods farmers and made a name for himself. He … Continue reading

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It happened on this day…August 16th

On this day in 1977 – Elvis Presley, popular American singer died at Graceland Mansion in Memphis,Tennessee.

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It happened on this day…August 15th

On this day in 1969 – The Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in upstate New York; over 400,000 attended. Check out the ticket prices: One day: $7  Two days: $13  Three days: $18

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It happened on this day…August 14th

On this day in 1945 – Steve Martin, American Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, comedian, actor, author was born.  Happy birthday you wild and crazy guy!!

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