Monthly Archives: August 2013

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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It happened on this day…August 13th

On this day in 2004 – Hurricane Charley came in on the heels of tropical storm Bonnie and Florida experiences its worst hurricane since 1992’s Andrew.

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It happened on this day…August 12th

On this day in 1966 – The last tour for the Beatles began in Chicago; and John Lennon apologized for boasting that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ.

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It happened on this day…August 11th

On this day in 1965 The Beatles film HELP! had its U.S. film premier.

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It happened on this day…August 11th

On this day in 1992 – The Mall of America, the biggest shopping mall in the country, opened in Bloomington, Minnesota.

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It happened on this day…August 10th

On this day in 1948 – “Candid Camera” premiered on TV.

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It happened on this day…August 9th

On this day in 1969 – Actress Sharon Tate and four other people were found brutally murdered in Tate’s Los Angeles home; cult leader Charles Manson and several of his disciples were later convicted of the crime.

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