August 2017

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017
GIRLFRIEND'S DAY
ROUNDS RESOUNDING DAY
LUGHNASADH/LAMMAS EVE/LADY DAY EVE
RESPECT FOR PARENTS DAY
WORLD LUNG CANCER DAY
ADMIT YOU'RE HAPPY MONTH
AMERICAN ADVENTURES MONTH
AUDIOBOOK APPRECIATION MONTH
BLACK BUSINESS MONTH
CHILDREN'S VISION & LEARNING MONTH
FOOT HEALTH MONTH
HAPPINESS HAPPENS MONTH
HOME BUSINESS MONTH
MAY YOUR READING BE A HAVEN MONTH
NATIONAL CATFISH MONTH
NATIONAL INVENTORS' MONTH
NATIONAL PANINI MONTH
NATIONAL WATER QUALITY MONTH
NATIONAL WIN WITH CIVILITY MONTH
READ A ROMANCE MONTH
ROMANCE AWARENESS MONTH
SHOP ONLINE FOR GROCERIES MONTH
TIBERIUS CLAUDIUS NERO GERMANICUS, 10
SWISS CONFEDERATION, 1291
COLUMBUS 1ST LANDED ON AMERICAN MAINLAND, PARIA PENINSULA, VENEZUELA, 1498
JEAN BAPTIST ANTOINE de MONET, CHEVALIER de LAMARCK, 1744
WILLIAM CLARK, 1770
JOSEPH PRIESTLY DISCOVERED OXYGEN, 1774
FRANCIS SCOTT KEY, 1779
U.S. CUSTOMS, 1789/TARIFF ACT OF 7/4/1789 1ST ENFORCED, 1789
1ST U.S. CENSUS, 1790
ROBERT CARTER III EMANCIPATED HIS SLAVES, 1791
RICHARD HENRY DANA ("TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST"), 1815
MARIA MITCHELL (1ST PROFESSIONAL FEMALE ASTRONOMER), 1818
HERMAN MELVILLE, 1819
SLAVERY ABOLISHED IN JAMAICA, 1838
ROBERT TODD LINCOLN, 1843
WOMEN ALLOWED TO VOTE IN UTAH TERRITORY, 1870
SUCCESSFUL TEST OF SAN FRANCISCO CABLE CAR, 1873
COLORADO ADMITTED (38), 1876
HENRY PERKY & WILLIAM FORD PATENTED SHREDDED WHEAT, 1893
MARTHA JANE CANARY "CALAMITY JANE" BURKE DIED, 1903
U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE, 1907
WW I BEGAN, 1914
GEOFFREY HOLDER, 1930
MEIR KAHANE (MARTIN DAVID KAHANE) (JEWISH DEFENSE LEAGUE), 1932
DOM DeLUISE, 1933
YVES HENRI DONET MATHIEU SAINT LAURENT, 1936
JEROME JOHN "JERRY" GARCIA, 1942
MONTGOMERY TOOK COMMAND OF BRITISH 5TH ARMY IN N AFRICA, 1942
PT-109 SUNK IN SOLOMON ISLANDS, 1943
ANNE FRANK MADE LAST DIARY ENTRY (SEE 8/4), 1944
ANTI-NAZI REVOLT BEGAN, WARSAW, POLAND, 1944
GUAM BECAME US TERRITORY, 1950
ROBERT CRAY, 1953
JAMES GLEICK, 1954
"SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS" BECAME 1ST PARK IN CHAIN, 1961
CHARLES JOSEPH WHITMAN FATALLY SHOT 10, WOUNDED 31, AT U TEXAS AUSTIN, 1966
AIR NATIONAL GUARD SUSPENDED GEORGE W BUSH FROM FLYING, 1972
"AMERICAN GRAFFITI" RELEASED IN US, 1973
MTV DEBUTED, 1981
TIM BERNERS-LEE & ROBERT CAILLIAU INVENTED THE WORLD WIDE WEB, 1990
"SPAWN" RELEASED IN US, 1997
"SPACE COWBOYS" RELEASED IN US, 2000
"BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"MAGDALENE SISTERS" RELEASED IN US, 2003
1ST DRIVE-THROUGH ATM OPENED IN CHINA, CITIBANK, BEIJING, 2007
TOMMY MAKEM DIED, 2007
INTERNATIONAL CLOWN WEEK, 2017
MALHEUR CO FAIR, ONTARIO, OR, 2017
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, 2017


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
YUGOSLAV VICTORY AGAINST TURKS, 1715
PIERRE CHARLES L'ENFANT (DESIGNED WASHINGTON, DC), 1754
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE SIGNED, 1776 
5TH AVENUE OPENED FOR TRAFFIC, NEW YORK, NY, 1824
HENRY STEEL OLCOTT (COFOUNDER, THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY), 1832
ELISHA GRAY (FILED INTENT TO PATENT PHONE SAME DAY BELL ACTUALLY PATENTED IT), 1835
CONGRESS PASSED 1ST INCOME TAX LAW, 1861
WILD BILL HICKOK MURDERED, DEADWOOD, SD, 1876
ROWELL HODGE PATENTED BARBED WIRE, 1887
JACK LEONARD WARNER (ONE OF THE BROTHERS), 1892
ST. ELIAS'S DAY/MACEDONIANS REVOLTED AGAINST TURKS, 1903
MYRNA WILLIAMS LOY, 1905
ENRICO CARUSO DIED, 1921
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL DIED, 1922
PRES HARDING DIED, 1923
CARROLL O'CONNOR, 1924
JAMES ARTHUR BALDWIN (AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHOR), 1924
JOSEPH CONRAD DIED, 1924
LAMAR HUNT (PRO SPORTS EXEC), 1932
PETER SEAMUS O'TOOLE, 1933
ADOLF HITLER BECAME ABSOLUTE DICTATOR OF GERMANY, 1934
EINSTEIN SIGNED LETTER TO F.D.R. WARNING OF A-BOMB DANGER, 1939
WES CRAVEN, 1939
ISABEL ALLENDE, 1942
JAPANESE ATTACKED PT-109 IN SOLOMON ISLANDS, 1943
LANCE ITO (JUDGE, O J SIMPSON TRIAL), 1950
APPOLONIA KOTERO, 1960
MARY-LOUISE PARKER, 1964
PRES NIXON VERIFIED US TROOPS WERE IN LAOS, 1971
IRAQ INVADED KUWAIT, 1990
JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE WON 2ND OLYMPIC GOLD HEPTATHALON MEDAL, 1992
"6TH SENSE" RELEASED IN US, 1999
"PRINCESS DIARIES" RELEASED IN US, 2001
"RUSH HOUR 2" RELEASED IN US, 2001
"MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING" RELEASED IN US, 2002
HEART OF THE GLENS FESTIVAL OPENS, CUSHENDEN, CO ANTRIM, N IRELAND, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, KILLIN, STIRLING, SCOTLAND, 2017


THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017
COLUMBUS'S FLEET LEFT SPAIN, 1492
1ST SHAKERS ARRIVED IN U.S., 1774
ELISHA GRAVES OTIS (ELEVATORS), 1811
DONNER PARTY MET 1ST DELAY IN THE WASATCH MTS (SEE 9/18), 1846
GEORGE FRANCIS FITZGERALD (PHYSICIST, LORENTZ-FITZGERALD CONTRACTION), 1851 
FINAL INSTALLMENT OF DICKENS' GREAT EXPECTATIONS PUBLISHED, 1861
US FIRST RESTRICTED IMMIGRATION, 1882
RUPERT BROOKE, 1887
ERNEST TAYLOR PYLE, 1900
JOHN THOMAS SCOPES, 1900
CLIFFORD DANIEL SIMAK, 1904
MARGARET E. "MAGGIE" KUHN  (FOUNDED GRAY PANTHERS), 1905
GERMANY & FRANCE DECLARED WAR ON EACH OTHER, 1914
ROGER CASEMENT EXECUTED FOR PART IN IRISH REBELLION, 1916
BARONESS PHYLLIS DOROTHY JAMES WHITE, 1920
COOLIDGE BECAME PRESIDENT, 1923
JOSEPH CONRAD DIED, 1924
LEON MARCUS URIS, 1924
TONY BENNET  (ANTHONY DOMINICK BENEDETTO), 1926
THORSTEIN VEBLEN (ECONOMIST) DIED, 1929
MARTIN SHEEN  (RAMON ESTEVEZ), 1940
MARTHA KOSTYRA STEWART, 1941
BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA & NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE MERGED TO BECOME NBA, 1949
JOHN LANDIS, 1950
JAY NORTH (DENNIS THE MENACE), 1951
U.S.S. NAUTILUS SAILED UNDER N. POLE, 1958
LENNY BRUCE DIED, 1966
VIKING I BEGAN TRANSMITTING PICTURES FROM MARTIAN SURFACE, 1976
CAROLYN JONES ("MORTICIA ADDAMS") DIED, 1983
CHRIS' MEMORIAL SERVICE, 1988
SOVIETS FREED MATHIAS RUST AFTER HE LANDED HIS PLANE IN RED SQUARE, 1988
"CLEAR & PRESENT DANGER" RELEASED IN US, 1994
"THE MACARENA" 1ST HIT US POP CHARTS, 1996
"PRINCESS DIARIES" RELEASED IN US, 2001
"BOURNE ULTIMATUM" RELEASED IN US, 2007
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN DIED, 2008
BIX BIEDERBECKE MEMORIAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, DAVENPORT, IA, 2017
TARTAN HEART FESTIVAL, BELLADRUM, INVERNESS, SCOTLAND, 2017
WANDERFEST, WHISTLER, BC, 2017


FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017
JOSEPH JUSTUS SCALIGER (RENAISSANCE CHRONOLOGIST), 1540
JOHN TRADESCANT THE YOUNGER (BRITISH NATURALIST & GARDENER), 1608
GEORGE WASHINGTON BECAME MASTER MASON, 1753
FRENCH ASSEMBLY ADOPTED DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MAN, 1789
COAST GUARD DAY/U.S. REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE (PRECURSOR OF COAST GUARD), 1790 
GEN "GENTLEMAN JOHNNY" BURGOYNE DIED, 1792
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY, 1792
CHICAGO PLANNED, 1830
CUSTER & 7TH CAVALRY ENCOUNTERED SIOUX FOR 1ST TIME, MT, 1873
CHATAUQUA ASSOCIATION FORMED, 1874
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON DIED, 1875
ANDREW & ABBY BORDEN FOUND HACKED TO DEATH, FALL RIVER, MA, 1892
ELIZABETH ANGELA MARGUERITE, THE QUEEN MOTHER, 1900
LOUIS DANIEL ARMSTRONG, 1901
WILLIAM HOWARD SCHUMAN (1ST PULITZER PRIZE, MUSIC COMPOSITION), 1910
RAOUL GUSTAF WALLENBERG (SAVED JEWS FROM NAZIS), 1912
PRES. WILSON PROCLAIMED AMERICAN NEUTRALITY, 1914
YASSER ARAFAT, 1929
JESSIE OWENS WON GOLD @ BERLIN OLYMPICS, 1936
ANNE FRANK & FAMILY ARRESTED (SEE 8/1), 1944
ALBERTO R GONZALES (1ST HISPANIC US ATTORNEY GENERAL), 1955
1ST APPEARANCE "BILLBOARD HOT 100" CHART, 1958
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, 1961
NELSON MANDELA ARRESTED, 1962
ROGER CLEMENS, 1962
JAMES CHANEY, ANDREW GOODMAN & MICHAEL SCHWERER FOUND MURDERED, PHILADELPHIA, MS, 1964
US & N VIETNAM BEGAN SECRET NEGOTIATIONS, 1969
"VIRTUOSITY" RELEASED IN US, 1995
"SPACE COWBOYS" RELEASED IN US, 2000
"FREAKY FRIDAY" RELEASED IN US, 2003
OSCAR PISTORIUS BECAME FIRST AMPUTEE RUNNER TO COMPETE IN OLYMPICS, 2012
CLAN MACPHERON ANNUAL GATHERING, DUKE OF GORDON HOTEL, CAIRNGORNS NATIONAL PARK, HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS, 2017
FESTIVAL & FRINGE OPEN, EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN, 2017
GIGGLEFEET DANCE FESTIVAL, KETCHIKAN, AK, 2017
IGNITION FESTIVAL OF MOTORING, GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE, 2017
INVERLEITH PARK FOODIES FESTIVAL, EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN, 2017
JAZZ ETC SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL, KASLO, BC, 2017
MILITARY TATTOO BEGINS, EDINIBURTH, LOTHIAN, 2017
NATIONAL CZECH FESTIVAL, WILBER, NE, 2017
NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OPENS, MONMOUTHSHIRE, WALES, 2017
ROCKIN' FOOD FESTIVAL, ENINISCORTHY, CO WEXFORD, 2017
SATCHMO SUMMERFEST, NEW ORLEANS, LA, 2017
SEAFAIR WEEKEND, SEATTLE, WA, 2017
SINGLE WORKING WOMEN'S DAY, 2017


SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017
1ST ENGLISH COLONY IN AMERICAS ESTABLISHED NEAR ST. JOHNS, NEWFOUNDLAND, 1583
JOHN ELIOT (APOSTLE TO THE INDIANS), 1604  
CORNERSTONE LAID FOR "STATUE OF LIBERTY", 1804
HENRI-RENÉ-ALBERT-GUY de MAUPASSANT, 1850
1ST TRANS-ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH CABLE COMPLETED, 1858
LINCOLN AUTHORIZED FEDERAL INCOME TAX, 1861
JOSEPH CAREY MERRICK (THE "ELEPHANT MAN"), 1862
CONRAD AIKEN (PULITZER FOR POETRY, 1930), 1899
JOHN MARCELLUS HUSTON, 1906
RAUL GUSTAV WALLENBERG (SAVED JEWS FROM NAZIS), 1912
1ST ELECTRIC TRAFFIC SIGNALS IN US, EUCLID AVE & E 10TH, CLEVELAND, OH, 1914
GERMAN ATTACK ON LIEGE, BELGIUM, BECAME 1ST BATTLE OF WW I, 1914
PER WAHLOO (SWEDISH POLICE PROCEDURALS WRITER WITH MAJ SJOWALL), 1926
SIDNEY OMARR (SIDNEY KIMMELMAN) (ASTROLOGER), 1926
NEIL ALDEN ARMSTRONG, 1930
POLISH INSURGENTS FREED HUNDREDS OF JEWS FROM FORCED LABOR NEAR AUSCHWITZ, 1944
LONI ANDERSON, 1946
FERDINAND PORSCHE FREED FROM FRENCH PRISON AFTER 2 YEARS FOR COLLABORATING W/NAZIS, 1947
"AMERICAN BANDSTAND", 1957
TAWNI KITAEN, 1961
MARILYN MONROE FOUND DEAD, 1962
US, USSR & GREAT BRITAIN SIGNED NUCLEAR TEST BAN TREATY, 1963
NBA MERGED WITH ABA, 1976
PRES REAGAN FIRED 11,359 AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS, 1981
BREAKUP OF AT&T ORDERED, 1983
RICHARD BURTON DIED, 1984
"CURSE OF THE JADE SCORPION" RELEASED IN US, 2001
TURRET OF CSS MONITOR RAISED, 2002
SUSAN BUTCHER DIED, 2006
"NIM'S ISLAND" RELEASED IN US, 2008
ARTS FESTIVAL, PITTENWEEM, FIFE, SCOTLAND, 2017
BIG BEAR RENAISSANCE FAIRE, FAWNSKIN, CA, 2017
BRIGADE DAYS, FORT LANGLEY, BC, 2017
DRY BLUFFS PIRATE FESTIVAL, GUELPH, ON, 2017
GREAT OREGON STEAM UP, BROOKS, OR, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, BRODICK, ISLE OF ARRAN, HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, DUNDONALD, SOUTH AYRSHIRE, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, INVERKEITHING, FIFE, SCOTLAND, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, NEWTONMORE, HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, NORTH BERWICK, LOTHIAN, 2017
NATIONAL MUSTARD DAY, 2017
NEW YORK RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL, TUXEDO PARK, NY, 2017
OLD FAIR DAY FESTIVAL, TUBBERCURRY, CO SLIGO, 2017
PENNSYLVANIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE, MANHEIM, PA, 2017
RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL OPENS, MANHEIM, PA, 2017
SEA FEST, ARBROATH, ANGUS, SCOTLAND, 2017
STRATHSPEY HIGHLAND GAMES, ABERLOUR, MORAY, SCOTLAND, 2017
UMOJA FEST, SEATTLE, WA, 2017
WALLOWA CO FAIR, ENTERPRISE, OR, 2017
WASHINGTON MIDSUMMER RENAISSANCE FAIRE, BONNEY LAKE, WA, 2017
WORLD OF FAERIES FESTIVAL, SOUTH ELGIN, IL, 2017


SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 2017
JOHN HUGHES (MOVIE DIRECTOR) DIED, 2009		
ANNE HATHAWAY DIED, 1623
BEN JONSON DIED, 1637
"MOTHER" ANN LEE ARRIVED IN NEW YORK, 1774
DANIEL O'CONNELL, 1775
"GREAT DEBATE" BEGAN (1ST DRAFT OF US CONSTITUTION), 1787
ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON, 1809
BOLIVIA GAINED INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN, 1825
CSS ARKANSAS BLOWN UP BY CREW AFTER BEING DAMAGED BY USS ESSEX, 1862
ALEXANDER FLEMING (DISCOVERED PENICILLIN), 1881
LOUELLA PARSONS (GOSSIP COLUMNIST), 1881
WILLIAM KEMMLER BECAME 1ST CRIMINAL EXECUTED BY ELECTROCUTION, AUBURN, NY, 1890
LOWELL JACKSON THOMAS, 1892
LUCILLE DESIREE BALL, 1911
ALLIED FORCES LANDED @ SUVLA BAY ON THE AEGEAN, 1915
ROBERT MITCHUM, 1917
FREDDIE LAKER (AIRLINE EXECUTIVE), 1922
GERTRUDE EDERLE BECAME 1ST WOMAN & 1ST AMERICAN TO SWIM CHANNEL, 1926
ANDY WARHOL, 1928
JUDGE JOSEPH FORCE CRATER DISAPPEARED, 1930
PEACE FESTIVAL, HIROSHIMA/HIROSHIMA BOMBED, 8:15 AM, 1945
JAMAICA INDEPENDENT, 1962
MICHELLE YEOH (YANG ZI CHONG), 1962
PRES LBJ SIGNED "VOTING RIGHTS ACT", 1965
GREEN BERETS CHARGED W/MURDER IN VIETNAM, 1969
M NIGHT SHYAMALAN, 1970
GEORGE R R MARTIN'S GAME OF THRONES 1ST RELEASED, 1996
"AMERICAN PIE 2" RELEASED IN US, 2001
"OPEN WATER" RELEASED IN US, 2004
HIGHLAND GAMES, BRIDGE OF ALLAN, STIRLING, 2017
HOMESTEAD DAYS, PRINCE GEORGE, BC, 2017
JOUST OF THE QUINTANA, ASCOLI/PICANO, ITALY, 2017
MAIDEN OF THE MOURNES FESTIVAL, WARRENPOINT, CO DOWN, N IRELAND, 2017
NATIONAL EXERCISE WITH YOUR CHILD WEEK, 2017
SISTERS' DAY, 2017


MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017
PARTICULARLY PREPOSTEROUS PACKAGING DAY
PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS DAY
NATHANIEL GREENE (REVOLUTIONARY WAR GENERAL), 1742
CARL RITTER (COFOUNDER OF MODERN GEOLOGY), 1779
GEORGE WASHINGTON ORDERED PURPLE HEART CREATED, 1782
NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE DAY/"ACT FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT & SUPPORT OF LIGHTHOUSES", 1789
U.S. WAR DEPT. FOUNDED, 1789  
WHISKEY REBELLION BEGAN, 1794
JACQUARD DIED, 1834
MATA HARI  (MARGARET GERTRUDE ZELLE), 1876
HATFIELD-McCOY FEUD BECAME VIOLENT, 1882
THEOPHILIUS VAB KANNEL PATENTED REVOLVING DOOR, 1888
LOUIS SEYMOUR BAZETT LEAKEY, 1903
RUDOLPH C. ISING (COFOUNDER, LOONIE TUNES & MERRIE MELODIES), 1903
RALPH JOHNSON BUNCHE (AFRICAN-AMERICAN DIPLOMAT, NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 1950), 1904
STAN FREBERG, 1926
JAMES RANDI, 1928
RABINDRANATH TAGORE DIED, 1941
GARRISON KEILLOR, 1942
US INVADED GUADALCANAL, 1942
"KON-TIKI" ARRIVED IN POLYNESIA 101 DAYS AFTER LEAVING PERU, 1947
OLIVER HARDY DIED, 1957
EXPLORER VI SENT 1ST PICTURES OF EARTH FROM SPACE, 1959
DAVID DUCHOVNY, 1960
"GULF OF TONKIN RESOLUTION" APPROVED, 1964
PHILIPPE PRATT CROSSED TIGHTROPE BETWEEN TOWERS, WORLD TRADE CENTER, NEW YORK, NY, 1974
CHARLIZE THERON, 1975
LOVE CANAL, NIAGARA FALLS, NY, DECLARED DISASTER AREA, 1978
"BACK TO THE BEACH" RELEASED IN US, 1987
PRES. BUSH ORDERED COMMENCEMENT OF DESERT SHIELD, 1990
US EMBASSIES IN NAIROBI, KENYA & DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA BOMBED, 1998
"DRUMLINE" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"SPY KIDS 2–ISLAND OF LOST DREAMS" RELEASED IN US, 2002
PETER JENNINGS DIED, 2005
RUSSIAN PRIZ MINI-SUB RESCUED FROM DEEP IN THE PACIFIC OFF KAMCHATKA (SEE 7/12), 2005
BARRY BONDS BROKE HANK AARON'S HOME RUN RECORD, 2007
FULL STURGEON MOON, 2017
OLD FIDDLERS' CONVENTION, GALAX, VA, 2017
PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON, 2017
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP OPENS, QUAIL HOLLOW GOLF CLUB, CHARLOTTE, NC, 2017
PIPING LIVE BEGINS, GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE, 2017
PSYCHIC WEEK, 2017
RALLY BEGINS, STURGIS, SD, 2017
WEIRD CONTEST WEEK, OCEAN CITY, NJ, 2017


TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017
SNEAK SOME ZUCCHINI ONTO YOUR NEIGHBOR'S PORCH NIGHT
CHARLES BULLFINCH, 1763
MATTHEW ALEXANDER HENSON (AFRICAN AMERICAN ARCTIC EXPLORER), 1866
EDISON PATENTED MIMEOGRAPH MACHINE, 1876
EMILIANO ZAPATA, 1879
US GOVERNMENT RECOGNIZED REPUBLIC OF HAWAII, 1894
MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS, 1896
A T MARHSALL PATENTED REFRIGERATOR, 1899
PAUL ADRIEN MAURICE DIRAC (PHYSICIST), 1902
BENNET LESTER "BENNY" CARTER (JAZZ ALTO SAX), 1907
DINO DeLAURENTIS, 1919
ESTHER WILLIAMS, 1923
ROGER PENROSE (MATHEMATICIAN & RELATIVIST), 1931
DUSTIN HOFFMAN, 1937
CONNIE STEVENS (CONCETTA ANNA INGOLIA), 1938
GERMAN SABOTEURS EXECUTED, WASHINGTON, DC, 1942
PRES TRUMAN SIGNED UN CHARTER, 1945
USSR DECLARED WAR ON JAPAN & INVADED MANCHURIA, 1945
KEITH CARRADINE, 1950
RANDY MARTIN SHILTS (AIDS REPORTER), 1951
GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY/OVER $7 MILLION STOLEN FROM ROYAL MAIL TRAIN, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1963
PRES NIXON ANNOUNCED RESIGNATION, 1974
ODIE, 1978
ROGER FEDERER (PRO TENNIS), 1981
LAST "KNIGHT RIDER" EPISODE, 1986
1ST NIGHT GAME, WRIGLEY FIELD, CHICAGO, IL, 1988
BEATRICE ELIZABETH MARY, PRINCESS OF YORK, 1988
"CONSPIRACY THEORY" RELEASED IN US, 1997
"FREE WILLY 3--THE RESCUE" RELEASED IN US, 1997
"SPY KIDS" RELEASED IN US, 2001


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017
UN: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
PERSIA DEFEATED SPARTA @ THERMOPYLAE, 480 BCE
VISIGOTHS DEFEATED ROMANS @ ADRIANOPOLE, 378
IZAAK WALTON, 1593
JOHN DRYDEN, 1631
WEBSTER-ASHBURTON TREATY (US-CANADIAN BORDER) SIGNED, 1842
NATHAN AMES PATENTED ESCALATOR, 1859
SHIYALI RAMAMRITA RANGANATHAN (PIONEER LIBRARY CATALOGER), 1892
JEAN PIAGET (DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGIST), 1896
PAMELA LYNDON TRAVERS (HELEN LYNDON GOFF), 1906
A J FISHER PATENTED ELECTRIC WASHING MACHINE, 1910
TOVE MARIKA JANSSON (FINN FAMILY MOOMINTROLL), 1914
LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK, 1916
JILL St.JOHN  (JILL OPPENHEIM), 1940
DAVID STEINBERG, 1942
SAM ELLIOTT, 1944
MOMENT OF SILENCE/NAGASAKI BOMBED, 11:02 AM, 1945
JONATHAN KELLERMAN, 1949
MELANIE GRIFFITH, 1957
AIMEE MANN, 1960
WHITNEY HOUSTON, 1963
SINGAPORE INDEPENDENT, 1965
GILLIAN ANDERSON, 1968
MANSON CULT KILLED 5 PEOPLE @ ROMAN POLANSKI'S BEVERLY HILLS HOME, 1969
NIXON'S RESIGNATION EFFECTIVE/GERALD FORD BECAME US PRES, 1974
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVITCH DIED, 1975
HURRICANE BELLE HIT FROM NC TO VT, 1976
AUDREY TATOU ("AMELIE", "DA VINCI CODE"), 1978
JACQUELINE COCHRAN (RECORD-SETTING PILOT) DIED, 1980
ARTHUR WALKER FOUND GUILTY OF SPYING FOR SOVIETS, 1985
JERRY GARCIA DIED, 1995
"ESCAPE FROM LA" RELEASED IN US, 1996
GREGORY HINES DIED, 2003
JETBLUE FLIGHT ATTENDANT STEVEN SLATER QUIT VIA ESCAPE SLIDE, 2010
HIGHLAND GAMES, ISLE OF SKYE, HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS, 2017
PEACH FESTIVAL, PENTICTON, BC, 2017


THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017
NATIONAL S'MORES DAY
NEWS REACHED LONDON OF US "DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE", 1776
LOUIS XVI & FAMILY ARRESTED, PARIS, FRANCE, 1792
LOUVRE 1ST OPENED TO PUBLIC AS MUSEUM, 1793
HENRI NESTLE, 1814
MISSOURI ADMITTED (24TH–1ST STATE ENTIRELY WEST OF MISSISSIPPI RIVER), 1821
VILLAGE OF CHICAGO, IL, INCORPORATED, 1833
PRES POLK SIGNED AUTHORIZED SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, 1846
HERBERT CLARK HOOVER, 1874
AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND, 1897
JACK HALEY (TIN MAN, "WIZARD OF OZ"), 1899
WOLFGANG PAULI, 1900
FDR STRICKEN WITH POLIO, 1921
JIMMY DEAN, 1928
ELECTRO STRING CORP AWARDED 1ST ELECTRIC GUITAR PATENT, 1937
JAPAN CONDITIONALLY AGREED TO UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER, 1945
ROBERT GODDARD DIED, 1945
IAN ANDERSON, 1947
"CANDID CAMERA" TV PREMIERE, 1948
ROSANNA ARQUETTE, 1959
ANTONIO BANDERAS, 1960
DAVID BERKOWITZ, "SON OF SAM", ARRESTED, NEW YORK, NY (SEE 7/30), 1977
"RED DAWN" BECAME 1ST PG-13 MOVIE, 1984
TEMPERATURES HIT OVER 100 F IN UK FOR 1ST TIME, 2003
"STAR WARS–THE CLONE WARS" RELEASED IN US, 2008
ISAAC HAYES DIED, 2008
ANVIL MT CHALLENGE, NOME, AK, 2017
DOE BAY FESTIVAL, ORCAS ISLAND, WA, 2017
GREAT RIVER TUG FEST, PORT BYRON, IL & LeCLARE, IA, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, BALLATER, ABERDEENSHIRE, 2017
NATIONAL HOBO CONVENTION, BRITT, IA, 2017
SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL, JUNCTION CITY, OR, 2017
SUMMER MELTDOWN, DARRINGTON, WA, 2017


FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2017
DOG DAYS END
FEAST OF ST. CLARE OF ASSISSI/DIED 1253
DAVID R ATKINSON (US PRESIDENT FOR 1 DAY, 3/4/1849), 1807
FREDERICK DOUGLASS 1ST PUBLICLY SPOKE, 1841
CARRIE JACOBS BOND (COMPOSER & SONGWRITER), 1862
GIFFORD PINCHOT, 1865
HENRY S PARMELEE PATENTED SPRINKLER HEAD, 1874
ASAPH HALL DISCOVERED MOONS OF MARS, 1877
ANDREW CARNEGIE DIED, 1919
WEIMAR CONSTITUTION ADOPTED IN GERMANY, 1919
ALEXANDER MURRAY PALMER HALEY, 1921
MIKE DOUGLAS  (MICHAEL DELANEY DOWD, JR.), 1925
JERRY FALWELL, 1933
1ST CIVILIAN FEDERAL PRISONERS ARRIVED AT ALCATRAZ, 1934
EDITH WHARTON DIED, 1937
NAZIS BEGAN EVACUATING SICILY, 1943
PERVEZ MUSHARRAF, 1943
MARILYN vos SAVANT (WORLD'S HIGHEST RECORDED IQ), 1946
STEPHEN WOZNIAK, 1950
HUSSEIN BECAME KING OF JORDAN, 1952
HULK HOGAN  (TERRY GENE BOLLEA), 1953
FRANCE ENDED INVOLVEMENT IN INDOCHINA, 1954
JACKSON POLLOCK DIED, 1956
RIOTS IN WATTS, LOS ANGELES, CA (ENDED 8/16), 1965
LAST US GROUND TROOPS OUT OF VIETNAM, 1972
REAGAN'S RUSSIAN JOKE, 1984
ROBIN WILLIAMS DIED, 2014
ARTS FESTIVAL OPENS, KILKENNY CITY, CO KILKENNY, 2017
BEER FESTIVAL, BANCHORY, ABERDEENSHIRE, 2017
BILL JOHNSTON'S PIRATE DAYS, ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY, 2017
ELVIS WEEK, MEMPHIS, TN, 2017
GIANTS HEAD REGATTA/OKANAGAN RACE WEEK, SUMMERLAND, BC, 2017
GINZA FESTIVAL, CHICAGO, IL, 2017
HOT DOG FEST, CHICAGO, IL, 2017
INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW, ABBOTSFORD, BC, 2017
JAZZ FESTIVAL, LONG BEACH, CA, 2017
NW PHOTO FEST, KITIMAT, BC, 2017
OYSTER FESTIVAL, CARLINGFORD, CO LOUTH, 2017
PERSEID METEOR SHOWERS AT PEAK, 2017
PIRATE FESTIVAL, PALMYRA, NY, 2017
PIRATES OF THE PACIFIC FESTIVAL, BROOKINGS HARBOR, OR, 2017
WAPITI MUSIC FESTIVAL, FERNIE, BC, 2017
WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS, GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE, 2017


SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017
THAILAND:  BIRTHDAY OF QUEEN SIRIKIT
UN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY
VINYL RECORD DAY
1ST POLICE IN AMERICA (NEW AMSTERDAM), 1658
KING PHILIP KILLED (KING PHILLIP'S WAR ENDED), 1676
NICOLO AMATI DIED, 1684
ROBERT SOUTHEY (ENGLISH POET LAUREATE), 1774
WILLIAM BLAKE DIED, 1827
HELENA PETROVNA BLAVATSKY, 1831
MUHAMMAD AHMEDIBN AS-SAYYID ‘ABD ALLAH, AL-MAHDI, 1844
ABBOTT THAYER (US ARTIST & CAMOUFLAGE EXPERT), 1849
ISAAC SINGER PATENTED HOME DOUBLE-TREADLE SEWING MACHINE, 1851
EDITH HAMILTON, 1867
MARY ROBERTS RINEHART, 1876
EDISON DEMONSTRATED 1ST PHONOGRAPH, 1877
CECIL BLOUNT DeMILLE, 1881
ERWIN SCHROEDINGER, 1887
SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ENDED, 1898
1ST MODEL T FORD OFF ASSEMBLY LINE (SEE 8/19), 1908
JAYNE WYATT, 1910
CANTINFLAS (MARIO MORENO REYES, MEXICAN COMIC ACTOR), 1911
MICHAEL KIDD  (MILTON GREENWALD) (CHOREOGRAPHER), 1919
PORTER WAYNE WAGONER (COUNTRY SINGER), 1927
ALVIS EDGAR "BUCK" OWENS, 1929
WILLIAM GOLDMAN (PRINCESS BRIDE), 1931
ADMIRAL JOHN POINDEXTER, 1936
GEORGE HAMILTON, 1939
MARK KNOPFLER, 1949
PAT METHENY, 1954
ECHO I LAUNCHED, 1960
E GERMANY BEGAN CONSTRUCTION OF BERLIN WALL, 1961
1ST FORD THUNDERBIRD OFF ASSEMBLY LINE (SEE 9/4), 1963
IAN FLEMING DIED, 1964
PETE SAMPRAS (PRO TENNIS), 1971
"ENTERPRISE" MADE 1ST SUCCESSFUL SHUTTLE FLIGHT, 1977
1ST IBM-PC, 1981
HENRY FONDA DIED, 1982
SUSAN HENDERSON DISCOVERED LARGEST T REX SKELETON EVER, FAITH, SD, 1990
NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT, 1992
"X-FILES" MOVIE RELEASED IN US, 1998
RUSSIAN SUB "KURSK" SANK IN BARENTS SEA W/118 ABOARD (SEE 7/7), 2005
MERV GRIFFIN DIED, 2007
LAUREN BACALL DIED, 2014
CIVIC WEEK BEGINS, COLDSTREAM, BERWICKSHIRE, 2017
ENGLEWOOD FOREST FESTIVAL, SALEM, OR, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, ABERFELDY, PERTHSHIRE, 2017
INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL, EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN, 2017
IRANIAN FESTIVAL, SEATTLE CENTER, SEATTLE, WA, 2017
MAE WEST BIRTHDAY GALA, NEW YORK, NY, 2017
MIDDLE CHILDREN'S DAY, 2017
NATIONAL GARAGE SALE DAY, 2017
SEAFOOD FESTIVAL, CHARLESTON, OR, 2017
STATE FAIR & RODEO OPENS, DOUGLAS, WY, 2017
WINDFALL DUTCH BARN MEDIEVAL FAIRE, CHERRY VALLEY, NY, 2017


SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017
INTERNATIONAL LEFT-HANDERS' DAY
WILLIAM CAXTON, 1422
CORTES' FORCES DESTROYED TENOCHTITLAN, 1521
US LEGISLATURE 1ST MET, ANNAPOLIS, MD, 1784
ANDERS JONAS ÅNGSTRÖM, 1814
BRITISH TOOK CONTROL OF DUTCH CAPE COLONY, 1814
LUCY STONE (US WOMEN'S RIGHTS PIONEER), 1818
GEORGE GROVE (DICTIONARY OF MUSIC), 1820
RENEE THEOPHILE HYACINTHE LAENNEC DIED, 1826
ANNIE OAKLEY (PHOEBE ANN OAKLEY MOSES), 1860
JOHN LOGIE BAIRD (ELECTRICAL ENGINEER & TV PIONEER), 1888
BERT LAHR (IRVING LAHREIM), 1895
ALFRED JOSEPH HITCHCOCK, 1899
FELIX WANKEL, 1902
1ST TAXICAB IN NEW YORK, NY, 1907
ALFRED VON BOHLEN UND HALBACH KRUPP (NAZI MANUFACTURER), 1907
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE DIED, 1910
WILLIAM BENJAMIN "BEN" HOGAN (GOLFER), 1912
GEORGE ALBERT SHEARING (JAZZ MUSICIAN), 1919
FIDEL CASTRO, 1926
DON HO, 1930
WILLIAM GOLDMAN, 1931
MINNIE JOYCELYN ELDERS (1ST AFRICAN-AMERICAN US SURGEON GENERAL), 1933
BATTLE OF BRITAIN BEGAN, 1940
"BAMBI" PREMIERED, 1942
H.G. WELLS DIED, 1946
BERLIN AIRLIFT CARRIED IN RECORD AMOUNT OF SUPPLIES, 1948
KATHLEEN BATTLE, 1948
DANNY BONADUCE (PARTRIDGE FAMILY), 1959
BERLIN BORDER SEALED, 1961
JACK RYAN DIED (INVENTOR OF "BARBIE" AND "HOT WHEELS"), 1991
MICKEY MANTLE DIED, 1995
"FULL MONTY" RELEASED IN US, 1997
"SOUTH PARK" PREMIERE, 1997
"BOWFINGER" RELEASED IN US, 1999
SOLAR PLANE "HELIOS" SET ALTITUDE RECORDS FOR NON-ROCKET AIRCRAFT, 2001
"FREDDY VS JASON" RELEASED IN US, 2003
"AVP: ALIEN VS PREDATOR" RELEASED IN US, 2004
HURRICANE CHARLEY HIT CUBA & FL, 2004
JULIA CHILD DIED (SEE 8/15), 2004
LES PAUL DIED, 2009
FLEADH CHEOIL NA HEIREANN OPENS, ENNIS, CO CLARE, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, PERTH, SCOTLAND, 2017
MEDIEVAL FAIRE, BROOKS, AB, 2017
SHOW, TULLAMORE, CO OFFALLY, 2017


MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2017
NAVAJO CODE TALKERS' DAY
MACBETH KILLED DUNCAN (SEE 8/15), 1040
HANS CHRISTIAN ÖERSTED (ELECTROMAGNETISM PIONEER), 1777
1ST RUSSIAN SETTLEMENT IN ALASKA, 3 SAINTS BAY, 1784
RICHARD HENRY DANA (2 YEARS BEFORE THE MAST) SET SAIL FROM BOSTON HARBOR, 1834
ERNEST LAWRENCE THAYER ("CASEY AT THE BAT"), 1863
1ST ISSUE "FIELD & STREAM", 1873
COLOGNE CATHEDRAL:  BEGUN, 1248; COMPLETED, 1880
WORLD'S 1ST AUTO LICENSE PLATES, PARIS, FRANCE, 1893
END OF BOXER REBELLION, 1900
JULIA McWILLIAMS CHILD, 1912
LOGGING ACCIDENT STARTED FOREST FIRE IN OREGON COAST RANGE, 1933
SOCIAL SECURITY ACT APPROVED, 1935
DAVID CROSBY, 1941
ROOSEVELT & CHURCHILL SIGNED ATLANTIC CHARTER, 1941
ROBYN SMITH ASTAIRE (CHAMPION FEMALE JOCKEY & FRED'S WIFE), 1944
ERNEST WILHELM "WIM" WENDERS, 1945
STEVE MARTIN, 1945
V.J. DAY/JAPAN AGREED TO UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER, 1945
SUSAN SAINT-JAMES, 1946
DANIELLE FERNANDE SCHUELEIN STEEL, 1947
GARY LARSON, 1950
WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST DIED, 1951
GEN STANLEY McCHRYSTAL, 1954
EARVIN "MAGIC" JOHNSON, JR, 1959
TIMOTHY DONALD CONROY, 1964
HALLE BERRY, 1968
US STOPPED BOMBING CAMBODIA, 1973
MILA KUNIS, 1983
MICHAEL JACKSON BOUGHT THE BEATLES' PUBLISHING RIGHTS (HELD UNTIL SOLD TO SONY IN 2008), 1985
"CARLOS THE JACKAL" (ILICH RAMIREZ SANCHEZ) ARRESTED, KHARTOUM, SUDAN, 1994
TIMOTHY McVEIGH SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING, 1997
"AVENGERS" RELEASED IN US, 1998
BLACKOUT HIT NE US & LOWER CANADA, 2003
HURRICANE CHARLEY HIT SC, 2004


TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017
BEST FRIENDS' DAY
CHAUVIN DAY (NICHOLAS CHAUVIN, ZEALOT FOR ALL THINGS FRENCH)
FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY
NATIONAL RELAXATION DAY
WORLD DAY OF REIKI
MACBETH KILLED (SEE 8/14), 1057
ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, 1195
JESUITS FOUNDED, PARIS, FRANCE, 1534
NAPOLEON, 1769
SIR WALTER SCOTT, 1771
THOMAS de QUNICY, 1785
EDITH NESBIT, 1858
CHARLES ALBERT COMISKY, 1859
U.S. TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY COMPLETED AT STRASBERG, CO, 1870
EDISON SUGGESTED "AHOY" TO ANSWER THE PHONE, 1877
ETHEL BLYTHE BARRYMORE (US ACTRESS), 1879
EDNA FERBER (US NOVELIST–SHOW BOAT, CIMARRON), 1887
THOMAS EDWARD LAWRENCE (OF ARABIA), 1888
LOUIS-VICTOR-PIERRE-RAYMOND de BROGLIE (PHYSICIST), 1892
HENRY FORD LEFT JOB W/EDISON TO START AUTO COMPANY, 1899
JULIA McWILLIAMS CHILD (SEE 8/13), 1912
PANAMA CANAL OPENED, 1914
BISHOP OSCAR ROMERO, 1917
PHYLLIS STEWART SCHLAFLY (ANTIFEMINIST), 1924
MIKE CONNORS (KREKOR OHANIAN), 1925
OSCAR EMMANUEL PETERSON (JAZZ PIANIST), 1925
WILEY POST & WILL ROGERS KILLED IN PLANE CRASH, AK,  1935
APPALACHIAN TRAIL COMPLETED, 1937
LINDA ELLERBEE, 1944
OPERATION DRAGOON/ALLIED TROOPS MADE LANDINGS IN S OF FRANCE, 1944
EMPEROR HIROHITO ANNOUNCED JAPAN'S UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER, 1945
KOREA LIBERATED FROM JAPAN, 1945
INDIA & PAKISTAN INDEPENDENT FROM GREAT BRITAIN, 1947
PRINCESS ANNE ELIZABETH ALICE LOUISE, 1950
E GERMANY BEGAN CONSTRUCTION OF BERLIN WALL, 1961
MELINDA ANN FRENCH GATES, 1964
WOODSTOCK MUSIC & ART FAIR BEGAN, BETHEL, NY (ENDED 8/17), 1969
BEN AFFLECK, 1972
HURRICANE ALEXA HIT TX, 1983
FRENCH AGENTS CAPTURED "CARLOS THE JACKAL" (ILLICH RAMIREZ SANCHEZ), KHARTOUM, SUDAN, 1994
JOHN CAMERON SWAYZE STOPPED TICKING, 1995


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017
INTERNATIONAL WAVE AT SURVEILLANCE DAY
BATTLE OF BENNINGTON, VT., 1777
BATTLE OF CAMDEN, S.C., 1780
MANCHESTER MASSACRE, 1819
GABRIEL LIPPMANN (NOBEL PRIZE FOR PHYSICS, COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY), 1845
BERNARR MacFADDEN (MAGAZINE PUBLISHER & PHYSICAL CULTURE ENTHUSIAST), 1868
NATIONAL ROLLER COASTER DAY/RICHARD KNUDSEN & J G TAYLOR RECEIVED 1ST US PATENT FOR ROLLER COASTER, 1878
HUGO GERNSBACK ("GOLDEN AGE" SCIENCE FICTION EDITOR & PUBLISHER), 1884
T E LAWRENCE (OF ARABIA), 1888
GEORGE MEANY, 1894
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARMACK DISCOVERED GOLD IN THE KLONDIKE, 1896
ROBERT RINGLING, 1897
ROBERT WILHELM EBERHARD von BUNSEN DIED, 1899
ERNEST FRIEDRICH SCHUMACHER (BRITISH ECONOMIST, SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL), 1911
MENACHEM WOLFOVITCH BEGIN, 1913
CARNEGIE STEEL SET 8-HOUR WORK DAY FOR EMPLOYEES, 1923
FESS PARKER (DANIEL BOONE & DAVY CROCKETT), 1924
WILLIAM JOHN "BILL" EVANS (JAZZ MUSICIAN), 1929
FRANCIS NEWTON "FRANK" GIFFORD, 1930
JULIE NEWMAR (CATWOMAN, "BATMAN"), 1935
HARVARD OFFERED 1ST TRAFFIC ENGINEERING PROGRAM, 1937
ROBERT JOHNSON DIED, 1938
R.A.F. RAID ON PEENEMUNDE, 1943
BABE RUTH DIED, 1948
MARGARET MITCHELL DIED, 1949
KATHIE LEE EPSTEIN GIFFORD, 1953
1ST ISSUE "SPORTS ILLUSTRATED", 1954
JAMES CAMERON, 1954
BELA LUGOSI DIED, 1956
ANGELA BASSETT, 1958
MADONNA LOUISE VERONICA CICCONE, 1958
TIMOTHY HUTTON, 1960
STEVE CARELL, 1962
ELVIS DIED, 1977
LAST EPISODE "DUKES OF HAZZARD", 1985
MADONNA & SEAN PENN MARRIED, 1985
HARMONIC CONVERGENCE, 1987
"ADVENTURES OF PLUTO NASH" RELEASED IN US, 2002
HURRICANE ERIKA HIT MEXICO, 2003
HOLLYWOOD FAIR, WICKLOW CITY, CO WICKLOW, 2017
MUSIC FESTIVAL, MULL OF KINTYRE, SCOTLAND, 2017
ROSE OF TRALEE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OPENS, TRALEE, CO KERRY, 2017


THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2017
PIERRE de FERMAT (MATHEMATICIAN), 1601
DAVID CROCKETT, 1786
ROBERT FULTON MADE 1ST AMERICAN STEAMBOAT TRIP, 1807
NAPOLEON ARRIVED @ ST HELENA, 1815
UNION BEGAN SHELLING FT. SUMTER, CHARLESTON, SC, 1863
SAMUEL GOLDWYN (SAMUEL GOLDFISH), 1882
MARCUS MOZIAH GARVEY, 1887
RALPH E TEETOR (INVENTED CRUISE CONTROL), 1890
MARY JANE "MAE" WEST, 1892
ANDREW McNALLY (RAND-McNALLY), 1909
HARRISON V. CHASE (CHASE'S CALENDAR OF ANNUAL EVENTS), 1913
WILLIAM MARK FELT ("DEEPTHROAT"), 1913
MAUREEN O'HARA (MAUREEN FITZSIMONS), 1920
JIANG ZEMIN (CHINESE PRESIDENT 1993-2003), 1926
FRANCIS GARY POWERS, 1929
VIDIADHAR S NAIPAUL (NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE. 2001), 1932
"WIZARD OF OZ" PREMIERED, 1939
ALLIES CAPTURED SICILY, 1943
ROBERT DeNIRO, 1943
INDONESIA PROCLAIMED INDEPENDENCE FROM JAPAN, 1945
BELINDA CARLISLE, 1958
DAVID KORESH (BRANCH DAVIDIANS), 1959
JONATHAN FRANZEN, 1959
SEAN PENN, 1960
E GERMANS KILLED 1ST PERSON TRYING TO CROSS BERLIN WALL, 1962
WOODSTOCK ENDED (BEGAN 8/15 ), 1969
MAXIE ANDERSON, BEN ABRUZZO & LARRY NEWMAN BEGAN CROSSING ATLANTIC IN "DOUBLE EAGLE II" 
	(SEE 8/19), 1978
IRA GERSHWIN DIED, 1983
RUDOLF HESS FOUND STRANGLED, SPANDAU PRISON, BERLIN, 1987
RUTH SANDO PERRY, LIBERIA, BECAME 1ST WOMAN AFRICAN HEAD OF STATE, 1996
PRES CLINTON ADMITTED AFFAIR W/MONICA LAWINSKY, 1998
MAGNITUDE 7.4 EARTHQUAKE HIT TURKEY, 1999
"THE CELL" RELEASED IN US, 2000
BIG GRILL FESTIVAL, DUBLIN, CO DUBLIN, 2017
IRISH FEST OPENS, MILWAUKEE, WI, 2017
MARYMASS FESTIVAL, IRVINE, AYRSHIRE, 2017
ROOTS & BLUES FESTIVAL, SALMON ARMS, BC, 2017
STATE FAIR & WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP HORSE SHOW OPENS, LOUISVILLE, KY, 2017


FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017
BAD POETRY DAY
NAME BADGE RIBBON DAY
SERENDIPITY DAY
GENGHIS KHAN DIED, 1227
VIRGINIA DARE, 1587
JOHN WHITE RETURNED & FOUND ROANOKE COLONY DESERTED, 1590
ANDREW MARVELL DIED, 1678
ANTONIO SALIERI, 1750
MERIWETHER LEWIS, 1774
VESUVIUS ERUPTED, 1834
MARSHALL FIELD, 1835
A M WARD ISSUED 1ST MAIL ORDER CATALOG, 1872
US BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION, 1894
MAX FACTOR, JR., 1904
CASPAR WILLARD WEINBERGER, 1917
19TH AMENDMENT RATIFIED (WOMEN VOTE), 1920
ELEANOR ROSALYN SMITH CARTER, 1927
MARVIN HARRIS (CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGIST), 1927
LUC MONTAGNIER (VIROLOGIST, DISCOVERED AIDS VIRUS), 1932
ROMAN POLANSKI, 1933
CHARLES ROBERT REDFORD, 1937
TOYOTA MOTOR COMPANY, 1937
US-CANADA JOINT DEFENSE PLAN, 1940
WALTER CHRYSLER DIED, 1940
HITLER SUSPENDED EUTHANASIA OF MENTALLY ILL & HANDICAPPED, 1941
HEWLETT PACKARD INCORPORATED, 1947
PATRICK SWAYZE, 1952
VLADIMIR NABOKOV'S LOLITA 1ST PUBLISHED, 1958
BIRTH CONTROL PILLS 1ST SOLD, 1960
TIMOTHY GRANZ GEITHNER, 1961
JAMES MEREDITH BECAME 1ST AFRICAN-AMERICAN GRADUATE OF U OF MISSISSIPPI, 1963
CHRISTIAN SLATER, 1969
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND PLANNED TROOP WITHDRAWALS FROM VIETNAM, 1971
1ST "POLICE" CONCERT, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, 1977
GROUCHO MARX DIED, 1977
BF SKINNER DIED, 1990
COUP ATTEMPT IN SOVIET UNION (ENDED 8/21), 1991
"MORTAL KOMBAT" RELEASED IN US, 1995
DOUNE THE RABBIT HOLE FESTIVAL, PORT OF MENTEITH, STIRLING, SCOTLAND, 2017
EDISON PARK FESTIVAL, CHICAGO, IL, 2017
FESTA ITALIANA, CHICAGO, IL, 2017
GLENWOOD AVENUE ARTS FEST, CHICAGO, IL, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, GLENISLA, ANGUS, SCOTLAND, 2017
MUSIC FESTIVAL, INTERLEITHEN, BORDERS, SCOTLAND, 2017
MUSIC FESTIVAL, INVERMERE, BC, 2017


SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017
NATIONAL AVIATION DAY
UN WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY
MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS, RETURNED TO SCOTLAND FROM FRANCE TO BECOME QUEEN, 1561
JOHN DRYDEN, 1631
JOHN FLAMSTEED (FOUNDED OBSERVATORY @ GREENWICH), 1646
SETH THOMAS (US CLOCKMAKER), 1785
USS CONSTITUTION, "OLD IRONSIDES", ATTACKED BY HMS GUERRIER, NOVA SCOTIA, 1812
1ST NEWS REPORTS OF CALIFORNIA GOLD STRIKE, 1848
ORVILLE WRIGHT, 1871
GABRIELLE "COCO" CHANEL, 1883
FRANK J WISNER, CRIPPLE CREEK, CO, INVENTED ROOT BEER FLOAT, 1893
FREDERIC OGDEN NASH, 1902
PHILO TAYLOR FARNSWORTH (TV PIONEER), 1906
1ST AUTO RACE, INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, 1909
CASPAR WILLARD WEINBERGER, 1917
MALCOLM FORBES, 1919
GENE RODENBERRY, 1921
LAST MODEL T OFF ASSEMBLY LINE (SEE 8/12), 1927
FRANK McCOURT (ANGELA'S ASHES), 1931
WILLIAM LEE SHOEMAKER (CHAMPION JOCKEY), 1931
1ST ALL-AMERICAN SOAP BOX DERBY, AKRON, OH, 1934
HITLER ELECTED PRESIDENT OF GERMAY BY 89% VOTE, 1934
RENEE RICHARDS (RICHARD RASKIND), 1934
FRANKLIN STOREY MUSGRAVE (US ASTRONAUT), 1935
FRED THOMPSON, 1942
WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON, 1946
GERALD McRANEY, 1948
MARY ELIZABETH ATCHESON "TIPPER" GORE, 1948
JONATHAN FRAKES, 1952
CIA-ASSISTED COUP OVER GOVERNMENT OF IRAN, 1953
LAST PACKARD OFF ASSEMBLY LINE, 1958
SOVIET COURT SENTENCED FRANCIS GARY POWERS TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR ESPIONAGE, 1960
BEATLES BEGAN US TOUR, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 1964
LEE ANN WOMACK, 1966
LAST EPISODE OF "THE MONKEES", 1968
"ENTER THE DRAGON" RELEASED IN US, 1973
GROUCHO MARX DIED, 1977
"DOUBLE EAGLE II" COMPLETED 1ST TRANSATLANTIC BALLOON CROSSING (SEE 8/17), 1978
LAST EPISODE "CHARLIE'S ANGELS", 1981
LINUS PAULING DIED, 1994
"BLADE" RELEASED IN US, 1998
"40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN" RELEASED IN US, 2005
AIR & WATER SHOW, CHICAGO, IL, 2017
ARGYLL GATHERING, HELENSBURGH, ARGYLL, SCOTLAND, 2017
FAERIE FANFAIRE FESTIVAL, TANAQUA, PA, 2017
GROOVE FESTIVAL, BRAY, CO WICKLOW, 2017
GROOVE LOCH NESS, SCOTLAND, 2017
HEMPFEST, SEATTLE, WA, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, BUTE, ARGYLLSHIRE, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, GLENFINNAN, HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, HELMSDALE, HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, KINLOCH RANNOCH, PERTHSHIRE, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, NAIRN, HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, STIRLING, SCOTLAND, 2017
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS, WARSAW, POLAND, 2017
INTERNATIONAL GEOCACHING DAY, 2017
INTERNATIONAL HOMELESS ANIMALS DAY, 2017
IRON AGE FESTIVAL, GLEN NEVIS, SCOTLAND, 2017
MICHIGAN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL BEGINS, HOLLY, MI, 2017
MID-SOUTH RENAISSANCE FAIRE, MILLINGTON, TN, 2017
MINNESOTA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL, SHAKOPEE, MN, 2017
OAK PARK MICROBREW REVIEW, CHICAGO, IL, 2017
PITTSBURGH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL, WEST NEWTON, PA, 2017
SILVER KINGDOM RENAISSANCE FAIRE, CHARLTON, MA, 2017
VIKING DAYS, NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM, SEATTLE, WA, 2017
WINDY CITY CARNIVAL, CHICAGO, IL, 2017
WILLIAM T. RIKER, 2305


SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017
HUNGARY: ST STEPHEN'S DAY
1ST AFRICAN SLAVES ARRIVED IN VIRGINIA, 1619
VITUS JONAS BERING 1ST SIGHTED ALASKA, 1741
BERNARDO O'HIGGINS ("LIBERATOR OF CHILE"), 1778
CHARLES FLOYD BECAME ONLY CASUALTY ON LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION, 1804
BENJAMIN HARRISON (23RD PRES), 1833
EDGAR ALBERT GUEST, 1881
PAUL JOHANNES TILLICH, 1886
HOWARD PHILLIPS LOVECRAFT, 1890
DIAL TELEPHONE PATENTED, 1896
ABBEY THEATER, DUBLIN, 1904
"NY TIMES" SENT 1ST AROUND THE WORLD TELEGRAM, 1911
JACQUELINE SUSANN, 1918
AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE BECAME 1ST PRO-FOOTBALL LEAGUE, 1920
DONALD KING, 1931
TROTSKY ATTACKED, MEXICO CITY, 1940
ISAAC HAYES, 1942
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SCIENTISTS DETERMINED WEIGHT OF PLUTONIUM, 1942
RAJIV GANDHI, 1944
CONNIE CHUNG (CONSTANCE YU-HWA), 1946
ROBERT PLANT ("LED ZEPPELIN"), 1948
AL ROKER, 1954
1ST FORD THUNDERBIRD OFF ASSEMBLY LINE, 1962
SOVIET UNION INVADED CZECHOSLOVAKIA, 1968
AMY ADAMS, 1975
VIKING I LAUNCHED (MARS), 1975
VOYAGER II LAUNCHED, 1977
US MARINES SENT TO LEBANON, 1982
DEMETRIA DEVONNE "DEMI" LOVATO, 1992
"UNIVERSAL SOLDIER–THE RETURN" RELEASED IN US, 1999
WORLD'S LARGEST TOW TRUCK PARADE (83), WENATCHEE, WA, 2004
LEONA HELMSLEY DIED, 2007
ELMORE LEONARD DIED, 2013
HIGHLAND GAMES, CRIEFF, PERTHSHIRE, 2017


MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017
POET'S DAY
ST. FRANCIS de SALES (INTRODUCTION TO A DEVOUT LIFE), 1567
NAT TURNER'S REBELLION, 1831
STEPHEN DOUGLAS & ABRAHAM LINCOLN DEBATED, 1858
QUANTRILL'S TROOPS RAIDED LAWRENCE, KS, 1863
AUBREY VINCENT BEARDSLEY, 1872
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION FOUNDED, SARASOTA, NY, 1878
W.S. BURROUGHS PATENTED ADDING MACINE, 1888
OLDS MOTOR WORKS, LANSING, MI, 1897
WILLIAM "COUNT" BASIE, 1904
FRIZ FRELENG (ANIMATOR, LOONEY TUNES & MERRIE MELODIES), 1906
"MONA LISA" STOLEN FROM LOUVRE (MISSING UNTIL 11/1913), 1911
ANTHONY BOUCHER, 1911
ALFRED R ELDRED, OCEANSIDE, NY, BECAME 1ST EAGLE SCOUT, 1912
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN MILNE, 1920
PRINCESS MARGARET ROSE, 1930
WILTON NORTON CHAMBERLAIN, 1936
KENNY ROGERS, 1938
CLARENCE WILLIAMS III (ORIGINAL "MOD SQUAD"), 1939
LEON TROTSKY ASSASSINATED, 1940
TROTSKY DIED, MEXICO CITY, 1940
PETER WEIR (DIRECTOR, "GALLIPOLI", "TRUMAN SHOW"), 1944
U N MOVED TO CURRENT HEADQUARTERS, 1950
CONSTRUCTION BEGAN OF 1ST US NUCLEAR SUB, 1951
KIM CATTRALL (CLAIRE WOODGATE), 1956
SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA GRANTED LEGAL STATUS, 1957
STEVE CASE (FOUNDER, AMERICA ONLINE), 1958
HAWAII ADMITTED, 1959
BRITISH FREED JOMO KENYATTA, 1961
CARRIE-ANN MOSS (TRINITY, "MATRIX" MOVIES), 1967
SERGEY BRIN (GOOGLE), 1973
AMY FISHER ("LONG ISLAND LOLITA"), 1974
BENIGNO AQUINO KILLED, 1983
GAS CLOUD FROM LAKE NIOS IN NIGERIA KILLED ALMOST 2000, 1986
USAIN BOLT, 1986
HAYDEN PANETTIERE, 1989
RUSSIAN ANTI-GORBACHEV COUP ATTEMPT FAILED (BEGAN 8/18), 1991
"DUDLEY DO-RIGHT" RELEASED IN US, 1999
MICHAEL PHELPS WON 8TH GOLD MEDAL, 2004
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN, 2017


TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017
BE AN ANGEL DAY
COLUMBA REPORTED SEEING MONSTER IN LOCH NESS, 565
RICHARD III KILLED/BATTLE OF BOSWORTH FIELD, 1485
ENGLISH CIVIL WAR BEGAN, 1642
CAPT COOK ARRIVED IN AUSTRALIA, 1770
SAMUEL PIERPONT LANGLEY, 1834
ARCHIBALD M WILLARD (PAINTER, "SPIRIT OF ‘76"), 1836
1ST PERFORMANCE OF THE MORMON CHOIR, SALT LAKE CITY, UT, 1847
US YACHT "AMERICA" WON 1ST AMERICA'S CUP RACE, 1851
ACHILLE CLAUDE DEBUSSY, 1862
INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS FOUNDED, 1864
GEORGE HERRIMAN (CARTOONIST, CRAZY KATZ & IGNATZ), 1880
DOROTHY PARKER, 1897
BERLA HELENE AMALIE "LENI" RIEFENSTAHL (GERMAN FILM DIRECTOR), 1902
DENG XIAOPING, 1904
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (PIONEER PHOTO-JOURNALIST), 1908
JOHN LEE HOOKER, 1917
RAYMOND DOUGLAS BRADBURY, 1920
MICHAEL COLLINS KILLED, 1922
HONOR BLACKMAN (PUSSY GALORE, "GOLDFINGER"), 1926
NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF, 1934
E ANNIE PROULX, 1935
FRED ASTAIRE & GINGER ROGERS APPEARED ON COVER OF "LIFE" MAGAZINE, 1938
VALERIE HARPER, 1941
BATTLE OF STALINGRAD BEGAN, 1942
ROMANIA CAPTURED BY SOVIET UNION, 1944
1ST FRENCH FORCES IN INDOCHINA, 1945
CINDY WILLIAMS, 1948
ALTHEA GIBSON BECAME 1ST AFRICAN-AMERICAN IN US NATIONAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1950
I LEWIS "SCOOTER" LIBBY, 1950
TORI AMOS, 1963
NOLAN RYAN PITCHED 5000TH STRIKEOUT, 1989
MOSCOW'S STATUE OF FELIX DZERZHINSKY (FOUNDED KGB)DISMANTLED, 1991
HURRICANE ANDREW HIT BAHAMAS, 1992
INCIDENT @ RUBY RIDGE, ID, 1992
"PIPPI LONGSTOCKING" RELEASED IN US, 1997
"BRING IT ON" RELEASED IN US, 2000
"MEDALLION" RELEASED IN US, 2003


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
UN: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE REMEMBRANCE & ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE
WILLIAM WALLACE EXECUTED, 1305
LOUIS XVI OF FRANCE, 1754
GEORGES CUVIER, 1769
CAPT COOK CLAIMED AUSTRALIA FOR ENGLAND, 1770
STATE OF FRANKLIN DECLARED INDEPENDENCE, 1784
OLIVER HAZARD PERRY:   BORN THIS DAY, 1785; DIED THIS DAY, 1819
MEXICO INDEPENDENT, 1821
EDGAR LEE MASTERS, 1869
FANNIE FARMER OPENED COOKING SCHOOL, BOSTON, MA, 1902
ERNIE BUSHMILLER (CARTOONIST, "NANCY"), 1905
EUGENE CURRAN "GENE" KELLY, 1912
CARS 1ST ALLOWED @ YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, 1913
CLIFFORD JAMES GEERTZ (CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGIST), 1926
RUDY VALENTINO DIED, 1926
NICOLA SACCO & BARTOLOMEO VANZETTI EXECUTED, 1927
BARBARA EDEN (BARBARA HUFFMAN), 1934
NAZI-SOVIET NON-AGGRESION PACT, 1939
LEE MAJORS, 1940
ANTONIA NOVELLO (1ST WOMAN & 1ST HISPANIC US SURGEON GENERAL), 1944
ROMANIA SURRENDERED TO USSR, 1944
KEITH MOON (DRUMMER, THE WHO), 1946
SHELLEY LONG, 1949
QUEEN NOOR OF JORDAN (LISA NAJEEB HALABY), 1951
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORP., 1957
JAMES VAN PRAAGH (PSYCHIC MEDIUM), 1958
OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN DIED, 1960
RIVER PHOENIX (RIVER JUDE BOTTOM), 1970
INTELSAT LAUNCHED, 1973
BRYAN ALLEN IN "GOSSAMER CONDOR" MADE 1ST CERTIFIED MAN-POWERED FLIGHT, 1977
KOBE BRYANT, 1978
1ST CASES OF W NILE VIRUS REPORTED, 1999
1ST "SURVIVOR" FINALE, 2000
"ART OF WAR" RELEASED IN US, 2001
"SERVING SARA" RELEASED IN US, 2002


THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017
VESUVIUS ERUPTED, 79
VISIGOTHS SACKED ROME, 410
GUTENBERG BIBLE COMPLETED, 1456
ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S DAY/FRENCH HUGUENOTS MASSACRED, 1572
WILLIAM WILBERFORCE (BRITISH ABOLITIONIST), 1759
THOMAS CHATTERTON DIED, 1770
BRITISH INVADED & BURNED WASHINGTON, D.C., 1814
SPAIN AGREED TO MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE, 1821
AMERICAN PHARMACEUTICAL ASSOCIATION, 1853
WILLIAM HENRY JACKSON BECAME 1ST PERSON TO PHOTOGRAPH MT OF THE HOLY CROSS, CO, 1873
MATTHEW WEBB BECAME 1ST PERSON TO SWIM ACROSS THE ENGLISH CHANNEL, 1875
JOSHUA LIONEL COHEN, 1880
DUKE PAOA KAHANAMOKU (HAWAIIAN SURFER & OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL SWIMMER), 1890
JORGE LUIS BORGES, 1899
YASIR ARAFAT (MUHAMMAD ‘ABD AR-RA'UF AL-QUADWAH AL-HUSAYNI), 1929
AMELIA EARHART FLEW NONSTOP ACROSS U.S., 1932
ANTONIO SUSAN BYATT, 1936
GREGORY B. JARVIS (PERISHED ABOARD "COLUMBIA"), 1944
VINCE McMAHON (CHAIR, WWF), 1945
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE, 1948
ORSON SCOTT CARD, 1951
MIKE HUCKABEE, 1955
STEPHEN FRY ("JEEVES"), 1957
STEVE GUTTENBERG, 1958
CALVIN JAMES RIPKIN, JR (RECORD # OF CONSECUTIVE BASEBALL GAMES PLAYED), 1960
BOB DYLAN MADE HIS DEBUT, 1965
MARLEE MATLIN, 1965
VOYAGER 2 LAUNCHED, 1977
RUPERT GRINT ("HARRY POTTER"), 1988
UKRAINE INDEPENDENCE, 1991
HURRICANE ANDREW MADE LANDFALL, 1992
"GHOSTS OF MARS" RELEASED IN US, 2001
"JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK" RELEASED IN US, 2001
ELIZABETH KUBLER-ROSS DIED, 2004
STATUS OF PLUTO DEMOTED TO "DWARF PLANET", 2006
"MR BEAN'S HOLIDAY" RELEASED IN US, 2007
CREATIVE FESTIVAL, PEEBLES, BORDERS, SCOTLAND, 2017
FESTA ITALIANA, PORTLAND, OR, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES & GATHERING, OBAN, ARGYLLSHIRE, 2017
ORGANIC BEER FEST, PORTLAND, OR, 2017
STATE FAIR, PALMER, AK, 2017
STATE FAIR, ST PAUL, MN, 2017


FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017
KISS & MAKE UP DAY
INTERNATIONAL BAT NIGHT
COUNCIL OF NICEA (SET FORMULA FOR DATE OF EASTER) ENDED (BEGAN IN MAY), 325
CZAR IVAN IV, THE TERRIBLE, 1530
CAPT HENRY MORGAN, 1635
NEW ORLEANS, LA, 1718
DAVID HUME DIED, 1776
LAST PAGAN SACRIFICE PUBLICLY CONDUCTED IN CELTIC WORLD, 1778
BRITISH TROOPS DESTROYED US LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, 1814
ALLAN PINKERTON, 1819
URUGUAY INDEPENDENT OF BRAZIL, 1825
"NY SUN" BEGAN REPORTING ON LIFE ON THE MOON, 1835
FRANCIS BRETT HARTE (AMERICAN JOURNALIST & NOVELIST), 1836
HANS ADOLF KREBS (BIOCHEMIST), 1900
NIETZSCHE DIED, 1900
"AL-HADA" BECAME 1ST ARABIC LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER IN US, NEW YORK, NY, 1902
RUBY KEELER (ETHEL HILDA KEELER), 1909
WALTER CRAWFORD KELLY ("POGO"), 1913
US NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, 1916
LEONARD BERNSTEIN, 1918
GEORGE CORLEY WALLACE, 1919
US CONGRESS APPROVED 19TH AMENDMENT (WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE), 1920
MONTY HALL, 1923
ALTHEA GIBSON (AFRICAN-AMERICAN TENNIS PLAYER), 1927
SEAN CONNERY, 1930
REGIS PHILBIN, 1933
FREDERIC FORSYTH, 1938
PARIS LIBERATED, 1944
JOHN BIRCH KILLED, ANHWEI PROVINCE, CHINA, 1945
GENE SIMMONS (CHAIM WITZ) (KISS), 1949
ELVIS COSTELLO (DECLAN McMANUS), 1954
ALFRED KINSEY DIED, 1956
TIM BURTON, 1958
BILLY RAY CYRUS, 1961
RACHAEL DOMENICA RAY, 1968
VOYAGER II ARRIVED AT SATURN, 1981
TRUMAN CAPOTE DIED, 1984
SAMANTHA SMITH KILLED IN PLANE CRASH, 1985
"ART OF WAR" RELEASED IN US, 2000
HURRICANE KATRINA HIT SE FL, 2005
"TERMINAL" RELEASED IN US, 2006
TED KENNEDY DIED, 2009
RICHARD III'S REMAINS FOUND, LEICESTER, ENGLAND, 2012
ALBA REAL ALE FESTIVAL, ROYAL TAY YACHT CLUB, DUNDEE, SCOTLAND, 2017
BE KIND TO HUMANKIND WEEK, 2017
FAERIEWORLDS, NORTH PLAINS, OR, 2017
LABYRINTH OF JARETH FANTASY MASQUERADE BALL, LOS ANGELES, CA, 2017
MICHIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL, MISHAWAKA, IN, 2017
OREGON STATE FAIR OPENS, SALEM, OR, 2017
PLEIN AIR PAINTING FESTIVAL, HARRISON MILLS, BC, 2017
TASTE OF DONEGAL, DONEGAL CITY, CO DONEGAL, 2017
TASTE OF GREEKTOWN, CHICAGO, IL, 2017
TROSSACHS BEER FESTIVAL, CALLANDER, PERTHSHIRE, 2017
UTAH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL, LEHI, UT, 2017


SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017
NATIONAL DOG DAY
WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY
JULIUS CAESAR INVADED BRITAIN, 55 BCE
ENGLISH DEFEATED FRENCH @ BATTLE OF CRECY, 1346
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, 1451
JOSEPH-MICHEL MONTGOLFIER (BALLOON INVENTOR), 1740
ANTOINE-LAURENT LAVOISIER (CHEMIST), 1743
"DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MAN & OF THE CITIZEN" APPROVED & ADOPTED, 1789
JOHN WILKES BOOTH, 1838
"AMISTAD" CAPTURED BY USS WASHINGTON OFF LONG ISLAND, NY, 1839
UNION CAPTURED CAPE HATTERAS, NC, 1861
LEE DeFOREST (INVENTOR OF ELECTRON TUBE & BROADCASTING PIONEER), 1873
KRAKATOA ERUPTED, 1883
EARL BIGGERS (CREATOR, CHARLIE CHAN), 1884
DUKE PAOA KAHANAMOKU (HAWAIIAN OLYMPIC SWIMMER & SURFER), 1890
U.S. FEDERAL INCOME TAX RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL, 1894
ALBERT BRUCE SABIN (ORAL POLIO VACCINE), 1906
19TH AMENDMENT IN EFFECT/WOMEN VOTE, 1920
GERALDINE ANNE FERRARO ZACCARO, 1935
1ST TELEVISED BASEBALL GAME (W2XBS, NEW YORK, NY--CINCINNATI REDS VS BROOKLYN DODGERS), 1939
CHARLES DeGAULLE RETURNED TO FREE PARIS, 1944
SOVIETS TESTED 1ST ICBM, 1957
1ST BMC MINI OFF ASSEMBLY LINE, 1959
BRANFORD MARSALIS, 1960
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, CHICAGO, IL, 1968
CHARLES LINDBERGH DIED, MAUI, HI, 1974
SINKING OF VENICE SLOWED, 1975
MACAULAY CULKIN, 1980
"STRANGE BREW" RELEASED IN US, 1983
"TITUS ANDRONICUS" RELEASED IN US, 2000
"BROTHERS GRIMM" RELEASED IN US, 2005
BALLOON FESTIVAL, STRATHAVEN, SOUTH LANARKSHIRE, 2017
BEYOND BORDERS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, TRAQUAIR, INNERLEITHEN, BORDERS, SCOTLAND, 2017
GLENURQUHART HIGHLAND GAMES, DRUMNADROCHIT, HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, BIRNAM, PERTHSHIRE, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, LONACH, STRATHDON, SCOTLAND, 2017
HIGHLAND GAMES, STRATHARDLE, PERTHSHIRE, 2017
IRISH GAME & COUNTRY FAIR, BIRR, CO OFFALLY, 2017
MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL, ANNAPOLIS, MD, 2017
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CHUCK WAGON RACES, CLINTON, AR, 2017
ORIGAMI FESTIVAL, PORTLAOISE, CO LAOIS, 2017
TECH FEST, ABERDEEN,SCOTLAND, 2017
TIBET FESTIVAL, SEATTLE CENTER, SEATTLE, WA, 2017
UKULELE HOOLEY BY THE SEA, DUN LAOGHAIRE, CO DUBLIN, 2017


SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017
CONFUCIUS, 551 BCE
1ST PLAY PRESENTED IN COLONIES, ACOMAC, VA ("THE BEAR & THE CUB"), 1655
PUBLIC BURNING OF JOHN MILTON'S BOOKS, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1660
GEORG WILHELM FRIEDRICH HEGEL, 1770
MARGARET WOLFE HUNGERFORD (IRISH ROMANCE NOVELIST), 1850
1ST COMMERCIAL OIL WELL IN U.S., PA, 1859
THEODORE DREISER, 1871
CHARLES ROLLS (OF ROLLS ROYCE), 1877
SAMUEL GOLDWYN, 1882
KRAKATOA ERUPTED, 1883
CECIL SCOTT FORESTER, 1899
1ST ARREST FOR AUTOMOTIVE SPEEDING, NEWPORT, RI, 1904
L.B.J., 1908
LESTER WILLIS YOUNG (JAZZ TENOR SAX), 1909
MOTHER TERESA  (AGNES GONXHA BOJAXHIU), 1910
TARZAN 1ST PUBLISHED, 1912
BERNARD EBBERS (WORLDCOM), 1941
DARRYL DRAGON (CAPTAIN OF CAPTAIN & TENNILLE), 1942
TUESDAY WELD (SUSAN KERR) ("MANY LIVES OF DOBIE GILLIS"), 1943
US OCCUPATION TROOPS BEGAN LANDING IN JAPAN, 1945
PAUL REUBENS ("PEE WEE HERMAN"), 1952
1ST EDITION GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS, 1955
GRACIE ALLEN DIED, 1964
LORD MOUNTBATTEN KILLED BY IRA, 1979
"GOOD SEX, WITH DR RUTH WESTHEIMER" TV PREMIERE, 1984
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN DIED, 1990
MOLDOVA INDEPENDENT, 1991
"13TH WARRIOR" RELEASED IN US, 1999
BURNING MAN OPENS, BLACK ROCK DESERT, NV, 2017
MELA, BELFAST, CO ANTRIM, N IRELAND, 2017
NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL, LONDON, 2017


MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
RACE YOUR MOUSE AROUND THE ICONS DAY
FEAST OF ST AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO/DIED, 430
CHENG CH'ENG KUNG (ESTABLISHED CHINESE CONTROL OVER TAIWAN), 1624
HURRICANE, PORT ROYAL, JAMAICA, 1722
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE, 1749
ELIZABETH ANN BAYLEY SETON (1ST NATIVE BORN AMERICAN CANONIZED, SEE 9/14), 1774
JOSEPH SHERIDAN LeFANU (IRISH WRITER OF GHOST & MYSTERY STORIES), 1814
LEO TOLSTOY, 1828
1ST ISSUE "SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN", 1845
CHARLES STEWART ROLLS, 1877
CETEWAYO, LAST GREAT ZULU KING, CAPTURED, 1879
BRUNO BETTLEHEIM (PSYCHOLOGIST, FAIRY TALES), 1903
ROGER TORY PETERSON (NATURALIST & BIRDER), 1908
WEAF, NEW YORK, NY,  BROADCAST 1ST RADIO COMMERCIAL, 1922
DONALD O'CONNOR, 1925
NORIYUKI "PAT" MORITA ("KARATE KID" MOVIES), 1932
GESTAPO KILLED 23,000 HUNGARIAN JEWS IN THE UKRAINE, 1941
DAVID SOUL ("MAN FROM UNCLE"), 1946
GATES McFADDEN (DR BEVERLY CRUSHER, "STAR TREK: NEXT GENERATION" & MOVIES), 1953
EMMETT TILL KILLED, MONEY, MS, 1955
SCOTT HAMILTON, 1958
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., GAVE "I HAVE A DREAM" SPEECH/ MARCH ON WASHINGTON, DC, 1964
SHANIA TWAIN (EILEEN EDWARDS), 1965
PROTESTS @ CHICAGO DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, 1968
JACK BLACK, 1969
LeANN RIMES, 1982
CHARLES & DIANA DIVORCED, 1996
NATIONAL OLD TIME COUNTRY MUSIC CONTEST, FESTIVAL & EXPO, LE MANS, IA, 2017
US OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS, FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY, 2017


TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
MORE HERBS, LESS SALT DAY
UN INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST NUCLEAR TESTS
FEAST OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, BEHEADED, 29
PIZZARRO HAD ATAHUALPA, THE LAST INCA EMPEROR, STRANGLED, 1533
JOHN LOCKE, 1632
EDMOND HOYLE DIED, 1769
BRITISH BATTLESHIP "ROYAL GEORGE" SANK WHILE IN DOCK FOR REPAIRS (900 DROWNED), 1782
SHAYS' REBELLION BEGAN, 1786
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, 1809
"AMISTAD" LANDED AT LONG ISLAND, NY, 1839
BRIGHAM YOUNG DIED, 1877
GOTTLIEB DAIMLER PATENTED WORLD'S 1ST MOTORCYCLE, 1885
PRESTON STURGES (EDMOND PRESTON BIDEN) (DIRECTOR), 1898
ISHI DISCOVERED NEAR OROVILLE, CA, 1911
EDWARD CHARLES CHRISTOPHER "CHARLIE" PARKER, JR, 1920
JURY RETURNED "NOT GUILTY" VERDICT IN CHICAGO WHITE SOX TRIAL (SEE 2/14, 6/27), 1921
RICHARD SAMUEL ATTENBOROUGH, 1923
DINAH WASHINGTON, 1924
REV WILLIAM ARCHIBALD SPOONER DIED, 1930
JOHN SIDNEY McCAIN III (SEN, R-AZ), 1936
ELLIOTT GOLDSTEIN (ELLIOTT GOULD), 1938
SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC, 1941
SOVIETS EXPLODED THEIR 1ST A-BOMB, 1949
MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON, 1958
ME'SHELL NDEGE-OCELLO, 1969
EAMON DeVALERA DIED, 1975
LOWELL THOMAS DIED, 1981
INGRID BERGMAN:  BORN THIS DATE, 1915; DIED THIS DATE, 1982
SOVIET PARLIAMENT SUSPENDED ALL ACTIVITY OF COMMUNIST PARTY, 1991
"KULL THE CONQUEROR" RELEASED IN US, 1997
"LE DIVORCE" RELEASED IN US, 2003
HURRICANE GASTON HIT SC, 2004
HURRICANE KATRINA HIT LA & MS, 2005


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017
NATIONAL GRIEF AWARENESS DAY
NATIONAL HOLISTIC PET DAY
PERU:  FEAST OF ST. ROSE OF LIMA
CLEOPATRA KILLED HERSELF, 30 BCE
BENEDICT ARNOLD'S BETRAYAL, 1780
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT GOODWIN SHELLEY, 1797
MARIA MONTESSORI, 1870
ERNEST RUTHERFORD (PHYSICIST), 1871
HARVARD OPENED 1ST COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT, 1875
CLAIRE STRAITH, MD (PIONEER, PLASTIC & COSMETIC SURGERY), 1891
ESTHER CLEVELAND BECAME 1ST PRESIDENTIAL BABY BORN IN WHITE HOUSE, 1893
HUEY PIERCE LONG, 1893
FRED MacMURRAY, 1908
WARREN BUFFET, 1930
JEAN-CLAUDE KILLY, 1943
ROBERT CRUMB (CARTOONIST), 1943
GEN MacARTHUR ARRIVED IN JAPAN, 1945
HONG KONG LIBERATED FROM JAPANESE, 1945
PEGGY LIPTON (ORIGINAL "MOD SQUAD"), 1947
JAPAN STATIONERY COMPANY MARKETED 1ST FELT-TIP PENS, 1960
WASHINGTON-MOSCOW HOTLINE, 1963
THURGOOD MARSHALL BECAME 1ST AFRICAN-AMERICAN US SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, 1967
CAMERON DIAZ, 1972
ANDY RODDICK (US TENNIS), 1982
GUION BUFORD BECAME 1ST AFRICAN-AMERICAN ASTRONAUT IN SPACE, 1983
"DISCOVERY" MADE MAIDEN FLIGHT, 1984
"BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"LOST IN LA MANCHA" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"FOG OF WAR–11 LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ROBERT McNAMARA" RELEASED IN US, 2003
CA SENATE PASSED "GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS ACT", 2006
FRINGE FESTIVAL BEGINS, CHICAGO, IL, 2017
HELLESPONT SWIM, ECEABAT & CANNAKALE, TURKEY, 2017
LA TOMATINA, BUNOL, SPAIN, 2017
UN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF VICTIMS OF FORCED DISAPPEARS, 2017
YAWM ARAFAT/STANDING AT ARAFAT, SUNSET, 2017


THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017
LOVE LITIGATING LAWYERS DAY
HENRY V DIED, 1422
JOHN BUNYAN DIED, 1688
MARIA MONTESSORI, 1870
1ST MAJOR EARTHQUAKE RECORDED IN EASTERN U.S., CHARLESTON, S.C., 1886
1ST RECORDED VICTIM OF JACK THE RIPPER (MARY ANN NICHOLS), 1888
EDISON INVENTED KINETOSCOPE, 1889
ARTHUR MORTON GODFREY, 1903
WILLIAM SHAWN (EDITED "NEW YORKER" 35 YEARS), 1907
WILLIAM SAROYAN, 1908
DANIEL SCHORR (NPR), 1916
ALAN JAY LERNER ( & LOWE), 1918
DETROIT RADIO STATION 8MK (WWJ) BROADCAST 1ST NEWS SHOW, 1920
BUDDY HACKETT (LEONARD HACKER), 1924
BRECHT & WEILL'S "THREEPENNY OPERA" PREMIERED, BERLIN, GERMANY, 1928
JAMES COBURN, 1928
ELDRIDGE CLEAVER, 1935
PRES FDR SIGNED "NEUTRALITY ACT", 1935
GEORGE IVAN "VAN" MORRISON, 1945
ITZHAK PERLMAN, 1945
RICHARD GERE, 1949
WILLIAM COBB DEMONSTRATED 1ST SOLAR POWERED CAR, 1955
MALAYSIA INDEPENDENT FROM BRITAIN, 1957
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO GAINED INDEPENDENCE, 1962
DEBBIE GIBSON, 1970
SALLY RAND DIED, 1979
SOLIDARITY FOUNDED, 1980
KRYGYZSTAN INDEPENDENT, 1991
IRA DECLARED TRUCE, 1994
SOVIETS LEFT GERMANY, 1994
DIANA & DODI KILLED IN ACCIDENT, 1997
"GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING" RELEASED IN US, 2003
1,000 SHIITE PILGRIMS DIED IN STAMPEDE, BAGHDAD, IRAQ, 2005
BOOK FESTIVAL, ISLE OF SKYE, HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS, 2017
BURGHLEY HORSE TRIALS BEGIN, STAMFORD, LINCOLNSHIRE, 2017
EID AL ADHA/FEAST OF THE SACRIFICE, SUNSET, 2017
JAZZ FESTIVAL, CHICAGO, IL, 2017
NATIONAL SWEET CORN FESTIVAL, HOOPESTON, IL, 2017
SHRIMP & PETROLEUM FESTIVAL & FAIR, MORGAN CITY, LA, 2017