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Fun and historical facts for August 16th

Boston's Morning Show with Kim & VB
August 16, 2017 - 8:41 am
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  • TODAY IS NATIONAL RUM DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ROLLER COASTER DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TELL A JOKE DAY

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • T.E. LAWRENCE (LAWRENCE OF ARABIA) (1888-1935)
  • MENACHEM BEGIN (1913-1992)
  • FESS PARKER (1925-2010)
  • FRANK GIFFORD (1930-2015)
  • JULIE NEWMAR (1933, 84)
  • BOB BALABAN (1945, 72)
  • LESLEY ANN WARREN (1946, 71)
  • KATHIE LEE GIFFORD (1953, 64)
  • JAMES CAMERON (1954, 63)
  • ANGELA BASSETT (1958, 59)
  • MADONNA (1958, 59)
  • TIMOTHY HUTTON (1960, 57)
  • STEVE CARELL (1962, 55)
  • PAMELA SMART (1967, 50)
  • RUMER WILLIS (1988, 29)

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1777, AMERICANS WINS THE BATTLE OF BENNINGTON, VT IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR (MONUMENT DEDICATED ON THIS DAY IN 1891)
  • IN 1780, THE BRITISH DEFEAT THE AMERICANS IN THE BATTLE OF CAMDEN, SC
  • IN 1787, TURKEY DECLARES WAR ON RUSSIA IN THE RUSSO-TURKISH WAR
  • IN 1812, THE BRITISH CAPTURES “FORT DETROIT” IN THE WAR OF 1812, WITH THE HELP OF NATIVES LED BY TECUMSEH
  • IN 1861, PRESIDENT LINCOLN BARS UNION STATES FROM TRADING WITH THE CONFEDERACY
  • IN 1888, JOHN PEMBERTON, INVENTOR OF COCA COLA, DIES
  • IN 1896, GOLD IS DISCOVERED IN KLONDIKE, ALASKA
  • IN 1898, EDWIN PRECOTT PATENTS THE ROLLER COASTER
  • IN 1904, CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON GRAND CENTRAL STATION
  • IN 1914, ZAPATA AND PANCHO VILLA OVER RUN MEXICO
  • IN 1920, RAY CHAPMAN IS HIT IN THE HEAD BY A PITCH BY CARL MAYS. HE DIES THE NEXT DAY IN THE FIRST RECORDED FATALITY IN MLB HISTORY
  • IN 1936, THE OLYMPICS CLOSE IN BERLIN
  • IN 1948, BABE RUTH DIES AT 53
  • IN 1949, GONE WITH THE WIND WRITER MARGARET MITCHELL DIES AT 48
  • IN 1954, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED PUBLISHES ITS FIRST ISSUE
  • IN 1956, DRACULA ACTOR BELA LUGOSI DIES AT 73
  • IN 1962, RINGO STARR REPLACES PETE BEST IN THE BEATLES
  • IN 1965, THE MIAMI DOLPHINS ARE AWARDED THE AFC’S FIRST EXPANSION FRANCHISE
  • IN 1968, FRANK SINATRA DIVORCES HIS 3RD WIFE, MIA FARROW
  • IN 1969, CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH PERFORM TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1969, THE SECOND DAY OF WOODSTOCK CONTINUES
  • IN 1974, THE RAMONES PERFORM FOR THE FIRST TIME AT CBGB
  • IN 1975, PETER GABRIEL QUITS GENESIS
  • IN 1977, ELVIS PRESLEY DIES AT GRACELAND AT 42
  • IN 1983, PAUL SIMON MARRIES CARRIE FISHER
  • IN 1985, MADONNA MARRIES SEAN PENN ON HE 27TH BIRTHDAY
  • IN 1986, MADONNA GOES TO #1 WITH “PAPA DON’T PREACH” ON SINGLES CHART AND “TRUE BLUE” ON ALBUM CHART
  • IN 1987, BON JOVI RELEASES “SLIPPERY WHEN WET”
  • IN 1988, IBM INTRODUCES SOFTWARE FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
  • IN 1988, NEW YORK MAYOR ED KOCH ANNOUNCES A PLAN TO ELIMINATE “SQUEEGEE GUYS” ON STREET CORNERS
  • IN 1989, A SOLAR FLARE KNOCKS COMPUTERS AROUND THE WORLD OFF LINE INCLUDING TAKING DOWN TORONTO’S STOCK MARKET
  • IN 1994, IBM RELEASES THE FIRST “SMART PHONE” FOR SALE
  • IN 2003, UGANDAN DICTATOR IDI AMIN DIES
  • IN 2008, ELLEN DEGENERES MARRIES PORTIA DE ROSSI
  • IN 2008, USAIN BOLT SETS A NEW WORLD RECORD FOR THE 100 M DASH
  • IN 2012, JULIAN ASSANGE IS GRANTED ASYLUM BY ECUADOR
  • IN 2013, 61 PEOPLE ARE KILLED WHEN A FERRY SINKS IN THE PHILLIPINES
  • IN 2016, 82,000 PEOPLE ARE EVACUATED WHEN WILDFIRES BREAK OUT IN SAN BERNADINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
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