On this day

August 19

2009     U.S. Army officer William Calley publicly apologizes for the mass killings in the Vietnamese community of My Lai

1991     Janajev and KGB coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev

1986     You married me

1985     Japan launches its 2nd probe of Halley’s Comet, Suisei

1978     FSLN enters Managua, starting the revolution in Nicaragua

1967     Beatles’ “All You Need is Love,” single goes #1

1963     NAACP Youth Council begins sit-ins at lunch counters, Oklahoma City

1944     Nazi’s give parts of Paris to Resistance

1919     Afghanistan declares independence from U.K.

1911     New York Giant Christy Mathewson loses after beating Reds 22 straight times

1909     Indianapolis 500 race track opens

1864     2nd day of battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia

1849     New York Herald reports gold discovery in California

1848     First Women’s Rights convention opens in Seneca Falls, NY

1836     HMS Beagle anchors at Angra Azores

1821     Failed liberal coup against French King Louis XVIII

1812     U.S. warship Constitution defeats British warship Guerriere

1791     Benjamin Banneker published his 1st Almanac

1787     W Herschel discovers Enceladus, a moon of Saturn

1692     5 women executed for witchcraft in Salem Mass

1399     King Richard II of England surrenders to his cousin Henry

1099     Crusaders beat Saracens in Battle of Ascalon

1071     Battle at Manzikert: Seldjuken sultan Alp Arslan beats Byzantine King

We picked this day.  It was steamy; the cake melted; so did the guests.  Perfect.

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One Response to On this day

  1. Michael Benson says:

    Happy Anniversary Sabra!

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