Bookish Calendar

August 2020

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1770 – Explorer William Clark was born

1818 – Maria Mitchell,  astronomer, was born

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1492 – Christopher Columbus sailed for the new world

1900 – Musician Louis Armstrong was born

 

1945 – The first Atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima  

 

 

 

 

 

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1866 – Polar explorer Matthew Henson was born

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1860 – Sharpshooter Annie Oakley was born

 
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1945 – Victory over Japan (V-J) Day

1769 – French general  Napoleon Bonaparte was born

 

1888 – Soldier and writer T.E. Lawrence was born

1896 – Gold was discovered in the Klondike. The Klondike Gold Rush began

 

 

1786 – Famous frontiersman Davy Crockett was born

1863 – The first shots of the American Civil War were fired at Fort Sumpter.

1774 – Explorer Meriwether Lewis was born.

 

 

1906 – Inventor Philo Farnsworth was born

 

 

 

 

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79 – Mount Vesuvius erupted destroying the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum

 

1883 – The volcano on the island of Krakatoa erupted.

Women’s Equality Day

 

 

 

1963 – Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous speech in Washington D.C.

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1797 – Author Mary Shelley was born