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Today is Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Today in History

0079 - Mount Vesuvius erupted killing approximately 20,000 people. The cities of Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum were buried in volcanic ash.

1867 - Johns Hopkins died. The railroad millionaire left $7.5 million in his will for the founding of a new medical school in his name.

1869 - A patent for the waffle iron was received by Cornelius Swarthout.

1932 - Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the U.S. non-stop. The trip from Los Angeles, CA to Newark, NJ, took about 19 hours.

1968 - France became the 5th thermonuclear power when they exploded a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific.

1975 - Davey Lopes of the Los Angeles Dodgers set a major league baseball record when he stole his 38th consecutive base.

1979 - "I Wanna Be Your Lover" by Prince was released. It was his first U.S. hit.

1981 - Mark David Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the murder of John Lennon.

1989 - Pete Rose, the manager of the Cincinnati Reds, was banned from baseball for life after being accused of gambling on baseball.




Quote of the Moment

The worst moment for an atheist is when he feels grateful and has no one to thank.
- Wendy Ward





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