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Calendar for August 23rd, 2014

1610s

  • 1617: In London, the first one-way street was established

  • 1750s

  • Born 1754: King Louis XVI of France

  • 1780s

  • Born 1785: Oliver Perry (naval hero)

  • 1790s

  • 1797: Emmanuel Allen last slave sold in Canada

  • 1810s

  • Died 1813: Alexander Wilson (ornithologist)

  • Died 1819: Oliver Perry (naval hero)

  • 1860s

  • Born 1868: Edgar Lee Masters (poet)

  • 1900s

  • 1902: Fannie Farmer opened a cooking school in Boston, MA

  • 1910s

  • Born 1912: Gene Kelly (dancer & actor)

  • 1920s

  • Died 1926: Rudolph Valentino (actor)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1934: Barbara Eden (actress)

  • 1940s

  • 1944: Marseilles liberated

  • 1960s

  • Died 1960: Oscar Hammerstein II (lyricist)

  • 1961: Ranger I lunar probe launched

  • 1966: U.S. Lunar Orbiter 1 took famed photo of Earth from Moon's orbit

  • 1970s

  • Born 1970: River Phoenix (actor)

  • Born 1976: Scott Caan (actor)

  • 1990s

  • 1999: Jenny Thompson swam 100-meter butterfly in 57.88 seconds

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Hoyt Wilhelm (baseball player, first relief pitcher ever elected to the baseball hall of fame)

  • Died 2003: Marion Hargrove (G.I. whose account of Army basic training, See Here, Private Hargrove, became a best seller in 1942 and turned him into a World War II celebrity)

  • Died 2003: Bobby Bonds (baseball player)

  • 2010s

  • 2011: An 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Virginia, caused buildings to be evacuated across Washington, D.C., and New York City. The quake was felt as far south as Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

  • 2014: Two-pound blue lobster caught off Pine Point in Scarborough, Maine


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