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This Day in History for August 23

This Day In History1796 – African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated.

1850 – 1st US National Women’s Rights Convention convenes in Worchester, Massachusetts.

1869 – 1st carload of freight (boots & shoes) arrives in San Francisco, from Boston.

1889 – 1st ship-to-shore wireless message received in US (San Francisco)

1904 – Automotive tire chain patented.

1920 – Mary Roberts Rinehart & Avery Roberts play “The Bat” based on Reinhart’s novel “The Circular Staircase” premieres on Broadway in New York.

1921 – Austria and the US formally end war; the US does the same with Germany on the 25th, and Hungary on the 29th.

1936 – 17 year-old Bob Feller’s 1st game, he strikes out 15 St Louis Browns.

1942 – 1st US flights to land on Guadalcanal.

1947 – US President Truman’s daughter, Margaret’s 1st public singing concert.

1954 – First flight of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.

1963 – Ringo admits he wrote a song “Don’t Pass Me By”

1973 – Intelsat communication satellite launched.

1980 – Charlie Finley sells A’s for $127M to Haas (owners of Levi Strauss)

1990 – US begins call up of 46,000 reservists to the Persian Gulf.

1993 – NY Dow Jones index reaches record high of 3,638.96 points.

1996 – Osama bin Laden issues message entitled “A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.

2007 – Hashtag invented and first used in a tweet by US product designer Chris Messina.

2011 – 5.8 earthquake occurs in Mineral, Virginia felt as far north as Ontario and as far south as Atlanta, Georgia.

2017 – US Navy fires Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin as commander of the Seventh Fleet following series of collisions in Asian waters.

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