On This Day..... August 15

AUGUST 15TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL LEMON MERINGUE PIE DAY
  • TODAY IS THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • NAPOLEON BONAPARTE (1769-1821)
  • JULIA CHILD (1912-2004)
  • ROSE MARIE (1923-2017)
  • PHYLLIS SCHAFLY (1924-2016)
  • BOBBY HELMS (1933-1997)
  • MAXINE WATERS (1938, 80)
  • STEPHEN BREYER (1938, 80)
  • ED GILLESPIE (1961, 57)
  • DEBI MAZAR (1964, 54)
  • MELINDA GATES (1964, 54)
  • DEBRA MESSING (1968, 50)
  • ANOTHONY ANDERSON (1970, 48)
  • BEN AFFLECK (1972, 46)
  • NATASHA HENSTRIDGE (1974, 44)
  • JOE JONAS (1989, 29)
  • JENNIFER LAWRENCE (1990, 28)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1040, KING DUNCAN OF SCOTLAND IS KILLED IN BATTLE BY HIS COUSIN MACBETH WHO BECOMES KING. (HE DID NOT DIE IN HIS SLEEP AS SHAKESPEARE’S PLAY SAYS)
  • IN 1057, KING MACBETH OF SCOTLAND IS KILLED BY THE SON OF KING DUNCAN
  • IN 1620, 102 PILGRIMS SET SAIL ON THE MAYFLOWER FROM SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND
  • IN 1635, THE PLYMOUTH COLONY EXPERIENCES THEIR FIRST HURRICANE IN AMERICA
  • IN 1790, FATHER CARROLL IS ORDAINED AS THE BISHOP OF BALTIMORE, THE FIRST AMERICAN BISHOP TO BE ORDAINED
  • IN 1824, FREED AMERICAN SLAVES ESTABLISH LIBERIA IN WEST AFRICA
  • IN 1861, PRESIDENT LINCOLN SENDS TROOPS TO SUPPORT MISSOURI
  • IN 1870, THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD IS COMPLETED IN COLORADO
  • IN 1876, AFTER FINDING GOLD IN THE BLACK HILLS, THE U.S. GOVERMNEMT REMOVES THE NATIVE PEOPLE LIVING THERE
  • IN 1900, THE EMPRESS OF CHINA AND HER FAMILY FLEE AMIDST THE BOXER REBELLION
  • IN 1911, PROCTOR AND GAMBLE INTRODUCES CRISCO
  • IN 1914, A MALE SERVANT OF ARCHITECT FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT KILLS SEVEN PEOPLE BEFORE BURNING HIS WISCONSIN HOME TO THE GROUND
  • IN 1914, THE PANAMA CANAL IS DECLARED OPEN FOR BUSINESS
  • IN 1918, THE FIRST FULL LENGTH CARTOON, “THE SINKING ON THE LUSITANIA” IS RELEASED
  • IN 1935, WILL ROGERS DIES IN A PLANE CRASH IN ALASKA AT 55
  • IN 1939, VICTOR FLEMIND RELEASES “THE WIZARD OF OZ”
  • IN 1945, GASOLINE RATIONING ENDS IN THE U.S. AFTER WORLD WAR II
  • IN 1946, THE SHORT LIVED 4TH TV NETWORK, THE DUMONT NETWORK, IS LAUNCHED
  • IN 1947, INDIA GAINS ITS INDEPENDENCE FROM THE BRITISH EMPIRE
  • IN 1948, THE FIRST EVENING NEWS BROADCAST, “THE CBS EVENING NEWS” BEGINS
  • IN 1950, AN 8.6 EARTHQUAKE IN INDIA KILLS BETWEEN 20,000 AND 30,000 PEOPLE
  • IN 1950, INDONESIA DECLARES ITSELF A REPUBLIC UNDER ITS FIRST LEADER SUKARNO
  • IN 1960, ELVIS PRESLEY HITS #1 WITH “IT’S NOW OR NEVER”
  • IN 1962, JOHN LENNON AND PAUL MCCARTNEY TRAVEL TO SKEGNESS, ENGLAND TO OFFER RINGO STARR 25 BRITISH POUNDS PER WEEK TO JOIN THEIR BAND
  • IN 1965, THE BEATLES PLAY A CONCERT AT NEW YORK’S SHEA STADIUM
  • IN 1969, THE WOODSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL OPENS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK
  • IN 1971, PRESIDENT NIXON ANNOUNCES A 90 DAY FREEZE ON WAGES, PRICES & RENT
  • IN 1975, JOANNE LITTLE IS ACQUITTED OF MURDER CHARGES AFTER KILLING A PRISON GUARD. SHE IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO SUCCESSFULLY ARGUE SELF DEFENSE FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AS JUSTIFICATION OF DEADLY FORCE AS WELL AS A PIONEER IN THE USE OF SELECTIVE JURY SCIENCE
  • IN 1977, THE HEAD OF THE NAZI POLICE IN WWII, HERBERT KAPPLER, ESCAPES FROM A PRISON HOSPITAL IN ROME
  • IN 1979, FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA RELEASES “APOCOLYPSE NOW”
  • IN 1981, DIANA ROSS AND LIONEL RICHIE START A NINE WEEK RUN AT #1 WITH “ENDLESS LOVE”
  • IN 1983, JOEY RAMONE UNDERGOES BRAIN SURGERY AFTER BEING BEATEN IN A FIGHT
  • IN 1988, “AIN’T MISBEHAVIN” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1989, F.W. DE KLERK BECOMES PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA
  • IN 1989, GIANTS PITCHER DAVE DRAVECKY, HAVING JUST RETURNED TO PITCHING AFTER SURVIVNG CANCER, BREAKS HIS PITCHING ARMS WHILE THROWING A PITCH
  • IN 1991, PAUL SIMON DRAWS 750,000 FANS TO A FRE CONCERT IN CENTRAL PARK
  • IN 1992, “THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW” DEBUTS ON HBO
  • IN 1992, BOYZ II MEN BEGIN A 13 WEEK RUN AT #1 WITH “END OF THE ROAD” WHICH BREAKS ELVIS PRESLEY’S 36 YEAR RECORD FOR LONGEST #1 SINGLE
  • IN 1994, CARLOS THE JACKAL IS CAPTURED IN THE SUDAN
  • IN 1995, LOS DEL RIO RELEASE “MACARENA”
  • IN 2015, NORTH KOREA CREATES ITS OWN TIME ZONE BY MOVING ALL CLOCKS BACK 30 MINUTES TO BECOME STANDARD TIME +8.5
  • IN 2017 FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA SETS THE RECORD FOR THE MOST LIKED TWEET IN HISTORY WITH HIS RESPONSE TO THE VIOLENCE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE; “NO ONE IS BORN HATING ANOTHER PERSON BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN OR HIS BACKGROUND OR HIS RELIGION…..”
  • IN 2018, “CRAZY RICH ASIANS” OPENS IN THEATRES

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