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1972 Soviet Union beats the United States in international basketball game

There is a huge emphasis on the 1972 summer Olympics being non-political. But, unfortunately, the US vs. USSR events have always been political for...

1888 1st baby to be placed in an incubator

It wasn't long ago that a newborn's care was limited to the confines of the house. As a result, childbirth was frequently a risky...

1997 Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in a road tunnel in Paris

The death of Princess Diana of Wales, on August 31, 1997, sent shockwaves around the globe. The beloved princess was well known for her...

1993 150,000,000th visitor to Eiffel Tower

Constructed in 1899 for France's World's Fair, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. Named for its creator,...

1898 The Goodyear tire company founded

Frank Seiberling founded the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company on 29th August 1898. The company was named after Charles Goodyear, who was the inventor...

1963 Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I have a dream” speech

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the famous; I have a dream speech which remains the central part of his legacy....

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1997 Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in a road tunnel in Paris

The death of Princess Diana of Wales, on August 31, 1997, sent shockwaves around the globe. The beloved princess was well known for her...

1993 150,000,000th visitor to Eiffel Tower

Constructed in 1899 for France's World's Fair, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. Named for its creator,...

1898 The Goodyear tire company founded

Frank Seiberling founded the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company on 29th August 1898. The company was named after Charles Goodyear, who was the inventor...

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1930 Animated character Betty Boop debuts in Max Fleischer’s cartoon “Dizzy Dishes”

Betty Boop made her debut on August 9, 1930, in "Dizzy Dishes" with her trademark heels, garter and long eyelashes. In this iconic Max...

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1908 Henry Ford’s company builds the first Model T car

On August 12, 1908, the Henry Ford company built the first Model T car. The new model was the fruit of a long and...

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1975 “Saturday Night Live” created by Lorne Michaels premieres on NBC with George Carlin as host

Saturday Night Live is one of those rare shows that have managed to become a fixture of American pop culture. However, everything has to...

2004: Kenyan Wangari Maathai is the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for “her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace”

Wangari Maathai was born on April 1, 1940 in Nyeri, Kenya. She is renowned for becoming the first female scholar from central and East...

1947 Harry Truman makes the 1st Presidential televised address

The live presidential address was prompted by a report from Truman's Cabinet Committee that warned of an impending famine disaster in Europe. During the...

1869 Mahatma Gandhi [Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi], born in British India

Today, Gandhi is a celebrated hero, not just in India but the world over. His birthday, October 2, is the world's International Day of...

1846 Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth

In 1846, the first clinical case involving the use of ether for dental anesthesia occurred. Dentist William Morton was the surgeon in charge of...

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