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Fun and historical facts for August 18th

Boston's Morning Show with Kim & VB
August 18, 2017 - 8:59 am
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AUGUST 18TH

 

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FAJITA DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ICE CREAM PIE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MAIL ORDER CATALOGUE DAY

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • VIRGINIA DARE, FIRST CHILD BORN IN THE “NEW WORLD” (1587-1590)
  • MERIWEATHER LEWIS (LEWIS & CLARK) (1774-1809)
  • CASPER WEINBERGER (1917-2006)
  • SHELLEY WINTERS (1920-2006)
  • ROSALYNN CARTER (1927, 90)
  • MARGE SCHOTT (1928-2004)
  • ROMAN POLANSKI (1933, 84)
  • ROBERTO CLEMENTE (1934-1972)
  • ROBERT REDFORD (1936, 81)
  • MARTIN MULL (1943, 74)
  • PATRICK SWAYZE (1952-2009)
  • LOUIE GOHMERT (1953, 64)
  • DENIS LEARY (1957, 60)
  • MADELEINE STOWE (1958, 59)
  • BOB WOODRUFF (1961, 56)
  • EDWARD NORTON (1969, 48)
  • MALCOLM JAMAL WARNER (1970, 47)
  • ANDY SAMBERG (1978, 39)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1636, THE TOWN OF DEDHAM, MASS IS INCORPERATED
  • IN 1735, THE EVENING POST BEGINS PUBLISHING IN BOSTON
  • IN 1862, MAJOR STUART, GENERAL LEE’S ASST, IS CAPTURED
  • IN 1872, A M WARD SENDS OUT THE FIRST MAIL ORDER CATALOGUE
  • IN 1894, CONGRESS CREATES THE BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION
  • IN 1909, PRESIDENT TAFT PLANTS 2,000 CHERRY TREES ALONG THE PATOMIC RIVER, A GIFT FROM THE MAYOR OF TOKYO
  • IN 1914, PRESIDENT WILSON ISSUES A “PROCLAMATION OF NEUTRALITY”
  • IN 1915, BOSTON BRAVES FIELD OPENS
  • IN 1920, THE 19TH AMENDMENT IS RATIFIED GIVING WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE
  • IN 1926, THE FIRST TELEVISED WEATHER MAP IS USED
  • IN 1930, EASTERN AIRLINES BEGINS PASSENGER SERVICE
  • IN 1940, “THE HARDEST DAY” IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN IN WW II
  • IN 1941, GERMANY OPENS THE AMERSFOORT CONCENTRATION CAMP
  • IN 1956, ELVIS PRESLEY GOES TO #1 WITH THE DOUBLE SIDED SINGLE “HOUND DOG” AND “DON’T BE CRUEL”
  • IN 1958, VLADIMIR NABOKOV PUBLISHES THE CONTROVERSIAL NOVEL “LOLITA”
  • IN 1958, “MAMBO KING” BECOMES ONE OF THE FIRST SONG TO RECEIVE A GOLD RECORD FOR 500,000 COPIES SOLD
  • IN 1958, THE “QUIZ SHOW” INVESTIGATION BEGINS
  • IN 1962, PETER, PAUL AND MARY RELEASE “IF I HAD A HAMMER”
  • IN 1969, MICK JAGGER IS ACCIDENTALLY SHOT ON THE SET OF “NED KELLY”
  • IN 1969, JIMI HENDRIX CLOSES THE WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL
  • IN 1973, THE “TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE” IS RELEASED
  • IN 1986, JOHN TESH JOINS ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT
  • IN 1987, DONALD HARVEY, A HEALTH CARE WORKER, IS SENTENCE TO THREE LIFE SENTENCES FOR POISONING 24 OF HIS PATIENTS
  • IN 1988, THE FDA APPROVES MINOXIDIL FOR HAIR LOSS
  • IN 2000, NEWT AND CALISTA GINGRICH ARE MARRIED
  • IN 2005, DENNIS RADER, THE BIND, TORTURE, KILL SERIAL KILLER IS SENTENCED TO 175 YEARS IN PRISON
  • IN 2011, THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE ARE RELEASED FROM PRISON AFTER 18 YEARS
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