Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday Night Fun August 8th

1)  What day of the week was your Father born? Tell us how you found out.

2) What has happened in recorded history on your Father's birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.

3)  What famous people have been born on your Father's birth date?  Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.

My father and my maternal grandmother were both born on August 8 (mom was one day later) Pop on Wednesday of 1906, grandma on Saturday of 1890 from our phone book.

Some August 8 happenings from HistoryOrb

1814 - Peace negotiations begin in Ghent, Belgium
1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for exile on St Helena
French Emperor Napoleon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte
1844 - Brigham Young chosen Mormon Church head following Joseph Smith death
1854 - Smith & Wesson patents metal bullet cartridges
1860 - Queen of Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) arrives in NYC
1863 - American Civil War: Tennessee's "military" Governor Andrew Johnson frees his personal slaves. During the early 20th century, the day was celebrated by blacks in Tennessee as a holiday.
1864 - Red Cross forms in Geneva
1864 - Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Gaines, Alabama
1876 - Thomas Edison patents mimeograph
1882 - Snow falls on Lake Michigan
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison  
1900 - 1st Davis Cup tennis competition, named after Dwight Filley Davis, began at Longwood Cricket Club in Mass, & won by US 2 days later
1902 - 2nd Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in New York (3-2)
1903 - 3rd Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Boston (4-1)
1911 - The millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire.
1911 - Public Law 62-5 sets the number of representatives in the United States House of Representatives at 435. The law would come into effect in 1913.
1914 - French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Mulhouse at Elzas
1914 - Montenegro declares war on Germany
1918 - Canada/Australian/British breakthrough with 600 tanks at Amiens
1918 - 6 US soldiers are surrounded by Germans in France, Alvin York is given command & shoots 20 Germans & captures 132 more

Birthdays from History Orb

1922 - Rory Calhoun, actor (Blue & Gray, Judson Tyler-Capitol)
1922 - Rudi Gernreich, designer (1st women's topless swimsuit, miniskirt)
1923 - Esther Williams, Inglewood Cal, actress/swimmer (Dangerous when Wet)
1926 - Richard Anderson, Long Beach NJ, actor (Oscar Goldman-6 Million $ Man)
1930 - Jerry Tarkanian, basketball coach (California State, UNLV, 625-122)
1930 - Joan Mondale, wife of US vice-president Walter Mondale (1977-81)
1932 - Mel Tillis, Pahokee Fl, country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel)
1936 - Don Bowden, US, 1st American to run a sub 4 min mile
Actor Dustin HoffmanActor Dustin Hoffman (1937)
1937 - Dustin Hoffman, LA, actor (Graduate, Tootsie, Kramer vs

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