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This Day in History – August 13

This Day In History1608 – John Smith’s story of Jamestown’s first days submitted for publication.

1852 – Steamer “Atlantic” crossing Lake Erie from Buffalo to Detroit collided with a fishing boat, sinks with 250 aboard.

1889 – William Gray patents coin-operated telephone.

1907 – 1st taxicabs operate in New York City, imported by Harry N. Allen.

1914 – Carl Wickman begins Greyhound, the 1st US bus line, in Minnesota.

1919 – Man o’War’s only defeat (Upset wins at Saratoga)

1923 – US Steel Corp initiates 8-hour work day.

1935 – Transcontinental Roller Derby begins (Chicago Coliseum)

1944 – Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne show premieres on NBC radio.

1959 – US Military satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit)

1963 – Warren Spahn sets left-hander strike out mark at 2,382.

1977 – 1st test glide of space shuttle.

1979 – Lou Brock, is 14th to get 3,000 hits.

1981 – Last broadcast of “The Waltons” on CBS-TV.

1989 – 71st PGA Championship: Payne Stewart shoots 276 at Kemper Lakes, GC III.

1989 – US space shuttle STS-28 lands.

1993 – US Court of Appeals rules Congress must save all E-Mail.

1996 – Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3.0.

2004 – Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.

2015 – Swedish Prosecutors announce they are dropping charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of sexual molestation and coercion.

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