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AUGUST 24

Geoff Rawling was born.

Brian James McManus was born.

John Reinhardt was born.

Kerri McGuinness Ward was born.

 

79 AD - Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

1989 - Pete Rose was banned from baseball for gambling.

 

AUGUST 25

Mary Cassidy Kennedy was born.

 

1916 - The Department of the Interior created the National Park Service to manage and preserve national parks and monuments for future generations.

1944 - Paris was liberated from Nazi occupation by Allied forces.

 

AUGUST 26

1920 -The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote went into effect.

1939 - The first televised major league baseball game was televised: a double-header between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds.

 

AUGUST 27

Walter Meyer was born.

Bob Bruns was born.

 

2003 - Mars made its closest approach to earth in 60,000 years.

 

AUGUST 28

Dennis Cummins was born.

Michael Cozmo Nolan was born.

Melisa Ritchie was born.

 

1963 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial to civil rights demonstrators.

1968 - Anti-Vietnam war protesters and police clashed in the streets of Chicago while the Democratic National Convention nominated Hubert H. Humphrey for president.

 

AUGUST 29

Robert Coughlin was born.

 

1966 -The Beatles played their last major live concert at Candlestick Park, California.

 

2005 -Hurricane Katrina slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast, destroying beachfront towns in Mississippi and Louisiana, displacing a million people, and killing more than 1,000.

 

AUGUST 30

Joseph Courtney was born.

Ann Hamilton Reen was born.

Bryan Doremus was born.

 

1983 - The space shuttle Challenger blasted off with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first black American to travel in space.

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