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Tuesday, August 22th 2017

Today is the 234th day of 2017.  There are 131 days left in this year.

What Happened On This Day In History?

1775 England's King George III proclaimed the American colonies in a state of open rebellion.
1846 The United States annexed New Mexico.
1851 The schooner America outraced the Aurora off the English coast to win a trophy that became known as the America's Cup.
1902 President Theodore Roosevelt became the first U.S. chief executive to ride in an automobile, in Hartford, Conn.
1902 President Theodore Roosevelt became the first United States chief executive to ride in an automobile.
1956 President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon were nominated for second terms by the Republican National Convention in San Francisco.
1968 Pope Paul VI arrived in Bogota, Colombia, for the start of the first papal visit to Latin America.
1986 Kerr-McGee Corp. agreed to pay the estate of the late Karen Silkwood $1.38 million, settling a 10-year-old nuclear contamination lawsuit.
1989 Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton was shot to death in Oakland, Calif. Gunman Tyrone Robinson was later sentenced to 32 years to life in prison.
1996 President Clinton signed welfare legislation ending guaranteed cash payments to the poor and demanding work from recipients.

Born on this day

1893 Author, poet, critic and wit Dorothy Parker was born in West Bend, N.J.
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