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Calendar for August 27th, 2014

Lyndon B. Johnson's Birthday

The 36th president of the United States was born on this day in 1908, in Texas. He became president on November 22, 1963, following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. On his watch, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the nation began its War on Poverty, the Department of Housing and Urban Development was created, and U.S. involvement in Vietnam expanded. In response to a public outcry after he was photographed lifting his dog by the ears, the crusty president said, "My mother used to pull my ears, and it never did get that much attention."


  • Died 1611: Tomas Luis de Victoria (composer)

  • 1660s

  • 1665: The first English theatrical performance in the American colonies was held

  • 1790s

  • 1793: Town of York in Upper Canada founded (renamed Toronto in 1834)

  • 1850s

  • Born 1858: Giuseppe Peano (mathematician)

  • 1859: Edwin L Drake drilled the first oil well in Titusville, Pennsylvania, the beginning of the commercial development of the American petroleum industry

  • 1870s

  • Born 1871: Theodore Dreiser (author)

  • Born 1874: Carl Bosch (chemist)

  • Born 1875: Katharine McCormick (women's rights activist)

  • 1880s

  • 1889: Charles Gerard Conn received a patent for an all metal clarinet

  • 1900s

  • Born 1908: Lyndon B. Johnson (36th U.S. president)

  • Born 1909: Lester Young (jazz musician)

  • 1930s

  • 1932: First autogiro loop-the-loop performed in public, in Cleveland, Ohio

  • 1960s

  • Born 1961: Tom Ford (fashion designer)

  • Died 1964: Gracie Allen (actress & comedienne)

  • Died 1967: Brian Epstein (manager of The Beatles)

  • Born 1969: Chandra Wilson (actress)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1976: Sarah Chalke (actress)

  • Born 1979: Aaron Paul (actor)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1988: Alexa Vega (actress who starred as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids movie series)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1990: Stevie Ray Vaughan (blues musician)

  • 1999: Largest trade at the time in NBA history, 11 players changed teams

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