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Fun and historical facts for August 17th

Boston's Morning Show with Kim & VB
August 17, 2017 - 9:18 am
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AUGUST 17TH

 

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL NON-PROFIT DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MASSACHUSETTS DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL THRIFT SHOP DAY

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • DAVY CROCKETT (1786-1836)
  • SAMUEL GOLDWYN (1882-1974)
  • MAE WEST (1893-1980)
  • W. MARK FELT (DEEP THROAT) (1913-2008)
  • FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT JR (1914-1988)
  • MAUREEN O’HARA (1921-2015)
  • ROBERT DENIRO (1943, 74)
  • BELINDA CARLISLE (1958, 59)
  • JONATHAN FRANZEN (1959, 58)
  • DAVID KORESH (1959-1993)
  • SEAN PENN (1960, 57)
  • DONNIE WAHLBERG (1969, 48)
  • DUSTIN PEDROIA (1983, 34)

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1590, THE GOVERNOR OF ROANOKE ISLAND, JOHN WHITE, RETURNS FROM ENGLAND AFTER THREE YEARS TO FIND HIS COLONY HAD DISAPPEARED
  • IN 1807, ROBERT FULTON’S FIRST STEAM BOAT TRIP UP THE HUDSON RIVER
  • IN 1863, UNION SHIPS ATTACK FORT SUMTER, SOUTH CAROLINA
  • IN 1891, THE FIRST PUBLIC BATH HOUSE OPENS IN NYC
  • IN 1903, JOE PULITZER DONATES $1 MILLION IN WHAT WOULD BECOME KNOWN AS THE PULITZER PRIZE
  • IN 1915, LEO FRANK IN LYNCHED FOR THE MURDER OF 14 YEAR OLD MARY PHAGAN. HIS CASE WAS OVERTURNED ON EVIDENCE 71 YEARS LATER
  • IN 1933, LOU GEHRIG PLAYS IN HIS RECORD 1,308TH GAME
  • IN 1943, GENERAL PATTON COMPLETES THE CONQUEST OF SICILY
  • IN 1945, KOREA IS DIVIDED INTO NORTH AND SOUTH ALONG THE 38TH PARALLEL
  • IN 1946, GEORGE ORWELL PUBLISHES ANIMAL FARM
  • IN 1947, THE RADCLIFFE LINE, THE BORDER BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN, IS ESTABLISHED
  • IN 1953, THE FIRST MEETING OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS IS HELD IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
  • IN 1979, MONTY PYTHON’S “LIFE OF BRIAN” IS RELEASED
  • IN 1982, THE FIRST COMPACT DISC GOES ON SALE IN GERMANY
  • IN 1984, PETE ROSE RETURNS TO THE REDS AS A PLAYER / MANAGER
  • IN 1987, RUDOLF HESS, THE GERMAN NAZI OFFICIAL WHO ESCAPED TO BRITAIN AND WAS IN PRISON FOR LIFE, COMMITS SUICIDE AT 93
  • IN 1988, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY NOMINATES GEORGE BUSH FOR PRESIDENT
  • IN 1988, ROGAINE IS APPROVED BY THE FDA
  • IN 1989, KATHRYN BIGELOW AND JAMES CAMERON GET MARRIED
  • IN 1998, PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ADMITS UNDER OATH TO AN “IMPROPER PHYSICAL RELATIONSHIP” WITH MONICA LEWINSKY
  • IN 2012, RUSSIA JAILS THE BAND “PUSSY RIOT” FOR TWO YEARS
  • IN 2012, GAY PRIDE EVENTS ARE BANNED FOR 100 YEARS IN RUSSIA
  • IN 2013, 18 PEOPLE ARE KILLED IN NIGERIA IN A BATTLE WITH BOKO HAREM

 

 

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