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Daily Calendar for Monday, August 14, 2023

Born

  • Ernest Lawrence Thayer (poet) –
  • Alice Ghostley (actress) –
  • David Crosby (singer, songwriter) –
  • Steve Martin (actor) –
  • Danielle Steel (author) –
  • Gary Larson (cartoonist, creator of The Far Side) –
  • Earvin "Magic" Johnson (basketball player) –
  • Susan Olsen (actress) –
  • Halle Berry (actress) –
  • Catherine Bell (actress) –
  • Mila Kunis (actress) –
  • Tim Tebow (football player) –

Died

  • Sarah Childress Polk (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Alice Childress (playwright) –
  • Bruno Kirby (actor) –
  • Phil Rizzuto (baseball player & announcer) –
  • Ron Palillo (actor) –

Events

  • Oregon Territory organized by Act of Congress–
  • Oliver B. Shallenberger received patent for an electric meter–
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act–
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill signed an eight point agreement known as the Atlantic Charter–
  • U.S. satellite Explorer VI transmitted the first picture of Earth from space–
  • The biggest blackout in U.S. history, affecting some 50 million people, engulfed New York City, Albany, Hartford, Toronto, Ottawa, Detroit, Cleveland and Ontario–
  • An estimated 65,000 fans attended Phish’s last concert–
  • First Lady Laura Bush announced that Cristeta Comerford was hired to be executive chef at the White House—the first time that a woman has held the job–
  • Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame–

Weather

  • The temperature in Kansas City, Missouri, reached 113 degrees F–

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