Saturday, August 19th 2017

Today is the 231st day of 2017.  There are 134 days left in this year.


What Happened On This Day In History?

1848 The New York Herald reported the discovery of gold in California.
1929 The comedy program ''Amos 'n' Andy,'' starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, made its network radio debut on NBC.
1934 A plebiscite in Germany approved the vesting of sole executive power in Adolf Hitler as Fuhrer.
1934 A plebiscite in Germany approved the vesting of sole executive power in Adolf Hitler as Fuhrer.
1942 About 6,000 Canadian and British soldiers launched a disastrous raid against the Germans at Dieppe, France, suffering about 50 percent casualties.
1955 Severe flooding in the Northeast caused by the remnants of Hurricane Diane claimed some 200 lives.
1960 A tribunal in Moscow convicted American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers of espionage.
1976 President Ford won the Republican presidential nomination at the party's convention in Kansas City.
1994 President Clinton abruptly halted the nation's three-decade open-door policy for Cuban refugees.
1996 A judge sentenced former Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker to four years' probation for his Whitewater crimes.

Died on this day

1974 U.S. Ambassador Rodger P. Davies was shot and killed at the American embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus, during a protest by Greek Cypriots.
1977 Comedian Groucho Marx died in Los Angeles at age 86.

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