August … a month full of historic events


270px-Hurricane_Katrina_Mobile_Alabama_flooded_parking_lot_20050829just another rant …

This month we remember Katrina … remind folks what happened on the Gulf Coast as the people fled, were forced out or died in the Katrina disaster trying to get out.

August 1, 1838 – Slavery was abolished in Jamaica. It had been introduced by Spanish settlers 300 years earlier in 1509.

August 2, 1776 – In Philadelphia, most of the 55 members of the Continental Congress signed the parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence.

August 4, 1962 – Apartheid opponent Nelson Mandela was arrested by security police in South Africa. He was then tried and sentenced to five years in prison. In 1964, he was placed on trial for sabotage, high treason and conspiracy to overthrow the government and was sentenced to life in prison. A worldwide campaign to free him began in the 1980s and resulted in his release on February 11, 1990, at age 71 after 27 years in prison. In 1993, Mandela shared the Nobel Peace Prize with South Africa’s President F.W. de Klerk for their peaceful efforts to bring a nonracial democracy to South Africa. In April 1994, black South Africans voted for the first time in an election that brought Mandela the presidency of South Africa.

August 4, 1964 – Three young civil rights workers, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, were found murdered and buried in an earthen dam outside Philadelphia, Mississippi. They had disappeared on June 21 after being detained by Neshoba County police on charges of speeding. They were participating in the Mississippi Summer Project organized by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to increase black voter registration. When their car was found burned on June 23, President Lyndon Johnson ordered the FBI to search for the men.

August 5, 1861 – President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the first Federal income tax, a 3 percent tax on incomes over $800, as an emergency wartime measure during the Civil War. However, the tax was never actually put into effect.

August 6, 1965 – The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Act suspended literacy, knowledge and character tests designed to keep African Americans from voting in the South. It also authorized the appointment of Federal voting examiners and barred discriminatory poll taxes. The Act was renewed by Congress in 1975, 1984 and 1991.

August 6-10, 1787 – The Great Debate occurred during the Constitutional Convention. Outcomes included the establishment of a four-year term of office for the President, granting Congress the right to regulate foreign trade and interstate commerce, and the appointment of a committee to prepare a final draft of the Constitution.

August 10, 1863 – The President meets with abolitionist Frederick Douglass who pushes for full equality for Union ‘Negro troops.’

August 9, 1974 – Effective at noon, Richard M. Nixon resigned the presidency as a result of the Watergate scandal. Nixon had appeared on television the night before and announced his decision to the American people. Facing possible impeachment by Congress, he became the only U.S. President ever to resign.

August 11, 1841Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave, spoke before an audience in the North for the first time. During an anti-slavery convention on Nantucket Island, he gave a powerful, emotional account of his life as a slave. He was immediately asked to become a full-time lecturer for the Massachusetts Antislavery Society.

August 11-16, 1965 – Six days of riots began in the Watts area of Los Angeles, triggered by an incident between a white member of the California Highway Patrol and an African American motorist. Thirty-four deaths were reported and more than 3,000 people were arrested. Damage to property was listed at $40 million.

On August 14, 1862, Abraham Lincoln did something unprecedented in presidential history up to that point: he met with a small delegation of black leaders (all free: 5 black clergymen). But the meeting did not auger a decision to give African Americans a voice in government. In essence, Lincoln sought to lobby these men in essence to agree to a divorce. In other words, the President wanted to get black Americans behind his plan to colonize them abroad. -Source http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/lincoln5/1:812?rgn=div1;singlegenre=All;sort=occur;subview=detail;type=simple;view=fulltext;q1=August+14

 

 

August 14, 1935 – President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act establishing the system which guarantees pensions to those who retire at age 65. The Social Security system also aids states in providing financial aid to dependent children, the blind and others, as well as administering a system of unemployment insurance.

August 15, 1969 – Woodstock began in a field near Yasgur’s Farm at Bethel, New York. The three-day concert featured 24 rock bands and drew a crowd of more than 300,000 young people. The event came to symbolize the counter-culture movement of the 1960’s.

August 18, 1920 – The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote.

August 28, 1963 – The March on Washington occurred as over 250,000 persons attended a Civil Rights rally in Washington, D.C., at which Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made his now-famous I Have a Dream speech.

#ElectionsMatter for our next generation

Resource: http://www.historyplace.com

~Nativegrl77

the Senate Pro-Forma CONGRESS until September 6 the House


USflagSchedule for Pro Forma Sessions and Tuesday, September 6, 2016
The Senate stands adjourned to then convene for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted on the following dates and times:

Friday, July 15 at 11:30am

Tuesday, July 19 at 1:00pm

Friday, July 22 at 1:00pm

Tuesday, July 26 at 10:00am

Friday, July 29 at 10:00am

Tuesday, August 2 at 10:00am 

 

 Wrap UP for Jul 14, ’16 9:07 PM

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on compound motion to go to conference on S.2943, NDA

A; invoked: 90-7. Shaheen motion to instruct the conferees (re: Afghan visas); agreed to: 84-12. Sullivan motion to instruct the conferees (re: military operations); agreed to: 85-12. Motion to invoke cloture upon reconsideration on the motion to proceed to…

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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of July 25, 2016

12:30:03 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:30:15 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mac Thornberry to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:30:36 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Michael Tyrrell, Jesuit Conference, Washington, DC
12:31:38 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to section 8(a) of H. Res. 820, the Journal stands approved.
12:31:52 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:32:11 P.M. S. Con. Res. 50 Considered as privileged matter. S. Con. Res. 50 — “Providing for an adjournment of the House of Representatives.”
12:33:25 P.M. S. Con. Res. 50 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:33:30 P.M. S. Con. Res. 50 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:34:07 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had the honor to transmit a sealed envelope received from the White House on July 22, 2016, at 5:56 p.m., said to contain a veto message from the President whereby he returns without his signature H.R. 1777, the “Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2016.”
12:34:08 P.M. H.R. 1777 The Chair laid before the House the veto message from the President.
12:34:36 P.M. H.R. 1777 The Chair announced that the objections of the President to H.R. 1777 would be spread at large upon the Journal and the veto message would be printed as a House document (114-155).
12:34:56 P.M. Further consideration of the veto message and the bill, H.R. 1777, is postponed until the legislative day of September 23, 2016
12:37:19 P.M. Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico – Pursuant to section 409(b) of the Puerto Rico Overisght, Management, and Economic Stability Act, and the order of the House of January 6, 2015, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico: Mr. Duffy and Mr. MacArthur.
12:37:36 P.M. Congressional Task Force on Economic Grwoth in Puerto Rico – Pursuant to section 409(d) of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, and the order of the House of January 6, 2015, the Speaker appointed Mr. Hatch of Utah, as its Chair.
12:37:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to S. Con. Res. 50. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on September 6, 2016.

 

House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of July 21, 2016

9:00:30 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:40 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:01:06 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Vincent De Rosa, St. Peters Catholic Church, Washington, DC
9:02:20 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to section 8(a) of H. Res. 820, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:45 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:38 A.M. ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of rule XX, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the passing of the gentleman from Hawaii, Mr. Takai, the whole number of the House is 433.
9:04:05 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 8(b) of H. Res. 820. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on July 25, 2016.

House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of July 18, 2016


2:30:13 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
2:30:19 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Luke Messer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
2:30:59 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff, Retired Chaplain, United States Navy, Washington, DC.
2:32:21 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to section 8(a) of H. Res. 820, the Journal was approved.
2:32:27 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:32:28 P.M. The House received a communication from Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader. Pursuant to section 409(b) of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), Ms. Pelosi notified the House that she had appointed the following Members to the Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico: Ms. Velazquez of New York, and Mr. Pierluisi of Puerto Rico.
2:33:02 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on July 15, 2016 at 9:57 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 4904 and S. 1935.
2:34:12 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on July 15, 2016 at 1:07 p.m.: That the Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 50, and H. Con. Res. 142, and passed H.R. 2607, H.R. 3700, H.R. 3931, H.R. 3953, H.R. 4010, H.R. 4425, H.R. 4747, H.R. 4761, H.R. 4777, H.R. 4877, H.R. 4925, H.R. 4975, H.R. 4987, H.R. 5028, and H.R. 5722.
2:35:15 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on July 15, 2016 at 2:20 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 3282, S. 2854, S. 2614, S. 3283, S. 3028, S. 818, S. 817, S. 1443, S. Con. Res. 41, and S. Con. Res. 46.
2:36:18 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Under Clause 2(g) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she herewith designates Mr. Robert Reeves, Deputy Clerk and Mr. Robert Borden, Legal Counsel, to sign any and all papers and do all other acts for her under the name of the Clerk of the House which they would be authorized to do by virtue of this designation, except such as are provided by statute, in case of her temporary absence or disability, which shall remain in effect for the 114th Congress or until modified by the Clerk.
2:37:26 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 8(b) of H. Res. 820. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 21, 2016.

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FDA/USDA ~~ August Alerts & Safety


08/26/2016 05:18 PM EDT

Country Fresh, LLC. of Conroe, Texas, is recalling 30,000 cases of various fresh-cut vegetable products (product descriptions attached), because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Sentry Foods Recalls Frozen Chicken Entrées due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Sentry Foods, a Tucker, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 21,570  pounds of frozen chicken entrées  that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically glass or hard plastic.
08/24/2016 03:40 PM EDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local officials are investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A illnesses linked to raw scallops.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 068-2016, Santana’s Black Label Gourmet Beef Jerky Recalls Beef Jerky Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection (Jul 29, 2016).

Panna Café Express To Go Inc. Recalls Various Meat and Poultry Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection Panna Café Express To Go Inc., a North Miami Beach, Fla., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,951 pounds of various meat and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and used the USDA marks of inspection without authorization.

08/22/2016 11:03 AM EDT

Contact Lens Health Week begins today. If you use contact lens solutions that contain hydrogen peroxide, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is informing you that you must carefully read and follow directions for these products. Failure to read and follow directions and warnings can result in stinging, burning, and/or damage to your eyes.

08/22/2016 05:05 PM EDT

Sage Products announced today it is expanding its voluntary worldwide recall to include specific lots of impregnated cloth topical skin products at the distributor, healthcare facility, retail and consumer/user levels. The recall is being initiated due to potential product contamination with the bacteria, Burkholderia cepacia.

08/19/2016 09:08 PM EDT

In cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Honeywell is voluntarily recalling one production lot of 32-ounce bottles of Eyesaline Eyewash solution, which is used for emergency eye rinsing after an injury.

08/19/2016 04:40 PM EDT

Cambridge Farms, LLC of Lancaster, PA is recalling the below products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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Emmett Till … never forget


 

While visiting family in Money, Mississippi, 14-year-old Emmett Till, an African American from Chicago, is brutally murdered for flirting with a white woman four days earlier. His assailants–the white woman’s husband and her brother–made Emmett carry a 75-pound cotton-gin fan to the bank of the Tallahatchie River and ordered him to take off his clothes. The two men then beat him nearly to death, gouged out his eye, shot him in the head, and then threw his body, tied to the cotton-gin fan with barbed wire, into the river.

Till grew up in a working-class neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, and though he had attended a segregated elementary school, he was not prepared for the level of segregation he encountered in Mississippi. His mother warned him to take care because of his race, but Emmett enjoyed pulling pranks. On August 24, while standing with his cousins and some friends outside a country store in Money, Emmett bragged that his girlfriend back home was white. Emmett’s African American companions, disbelieving him, dared Emmett to ask the white woman sitting behind the store counter for a date. He went in, bought some candy, and on the way out was heard saying, “Bye, baby” to the woman. There were no witnesses in the store, but Carolyn Bryant–the woman behind the counter–claimed that he grabbed her, made lewd advances, and then wolf-whistled at her as he sauntered out.

Roy Bryant, the proprietor of the store and the woman’s husband, returned from a business trip a few days later and found out how Emmett had spoken to his wife. Enraged, he went to the home of Till’s great uncle, Mose Wright, with his brother-in-law J.W. Milam in the early morning hours of August 28. The pair demanded to see the boy. Despite pleas from Wright, they forced Emmett into their car. After driving around in the Memphis night, and perhaps beating Till in a toolhouse behind Milam’s residence, they drove him down to the Tallahatchie River.

Three days later, his corpse was recovered but was so disfigured that Mose Wright could only identify it by an initialed ring. Authorities wanted to bury the body quickly, but Till’s mother, Mamie Bradley, requested it be sent back to Chicago. After seeing the mutilated remains, she decided to have an open-casket funeral so that all the world could see what racist murderers had done to her only son. Jet, an African American weekly magazine, published a photo of Emmett’s corpse, and soon the mainstream media picked up on the story.

Less than two weeks after Emmett’s body was buried, Milam and Bryant went on trial in a segregated courthouse in Sumner, Mississippi. There were few witnesses besides Mose Wright, who positively identified the defendants as Emmett’s killers. On September 23, the all-white jury deliberated for less than an hour before issuing a verdict of “not guilty,” explaining that they believed the state had failed to prove the identity of the body. Many people around the country were outraged by the decision and also by the state’s decision not to indict Milam and Bryant on the separate charge of kidnapping.

The Emmett Till murder trial brought to light the brutality of Jim Crow segregation in the South and was an early impetus of the African American civil rights movement.

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FDA/USDA ~~ August Alerts & Safety


Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 070-2016 (Expanded), Al Shabrawy Incorporated Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens (Aug 10, 2016).
08/26/2016 01:03 PM EDT

Willis Ocean Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling 30 cases of Willis Eagle brand MUT GUNG SWEETENED GINGER, because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 070-2016 (Expanded), Al Shabrawy Incorporated Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens (Aug 10, 2016).

WFSP Foods, LLC Recalls Pork And Chicken Sausage Products Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergens
WFSP Foods LLC, a Decatur, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 18,672 pounds of pork and chicken sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

Green Bay Dressed Beef Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible Specified Risk Materials Contamination
Green Bay Dressed Beef, LLC, doing business as American Foods Group, LLC, a Green Bay, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 7,420 pounds of beef brain products that may be contaminated with specified risk materials (SRM)
08/23/2016 02:40 PM EDT

Baptista’s Bakery, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of 7.2 oz. Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® and 7.2 oz Snack Factory® Sriracha Lime Pretzel Crisps® packages because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the affected product.

08/17/2016 11:19 AM EDT

Cary, IL, Sage Products announced today it is expanding its voluntary nationwide recall to include an additional lot of Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths at the distributor and healthcare facility/user level. The recall is being initiated due to product contamination with the bacteria, Burkholderia cepacia.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 061-2016, Bar-S Foods Company Recalls Chicken and Pork Hot Dog and Corn Dog Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination (Jul 19, 2016).
08/15/2016 03:16 PM EDT

DSM Biomedical B.V., the Netherlands, Cook Medical’s supplier of hydrophilic coating for the Roadrunner® Uniglide® Hydrophilic Wire Guide, recalled certain lots of material due to concerns about a potential contamination by glass particles ranging in size of approximately 4 to 280 µm. Cook received one lot of the affected recalled coating. This prompted Cook Medical to initiate a recall of 8,750 units of the Roadrunner UniGlide Hydrophilic Wire Guides on June 24, 2016.

08/12/2016 05:25 PM EDT

Oriental Packing Co., Inc., Miami, Florida is recalling approximately 377,000 lbs. of the following blended seasoning curry products because it is contaminated with lead. Lead can accumulate in the body over time and can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences

08/11/2016 09:38 PM EDT

Rabbit Creek Products of Louisburg, KS is recalling certain flavors of Bread mixes, Muffin mixes and Brownie mixes under the Rabbit Creek Products and other Private label brand names due to the potential presence of Escherichia coli O:121 (E. coli O:121). People usually get sick from E. coli O: 121, also referred to as STEC O:121, 2-8 days (average of 3-4 days) after swallowing the bacteria. Most people develop diarrhea (often bloody) and abdominal cramps.

08/12/2016 11:51 AM EDT

Ton Shen Health of Chicago, IL, is recalling its “DHZC-2” Tablets because they have the potential to be contaminated with elevated levels of lead, a naturally occurring element which can affect multiple body system and particularly harmful to young children. Lead poisoning can happen if a person is exposed to high levels of lead over short period of time.

08/10/2016 12:35 PM EDT

Country Home has initiated a voluntary recall of Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel Cookies sold at ShopRite stores in its Fresh Bake department. These cookies were sold in 12- and 24-count containers and may also be part of the 12- and 24-count variety packages of cookies.

 

Sam Kane Beef Processors, LLC Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Material ContaminationSam Kane Beef Processors, LLC, a Corpus Christi, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 60,350 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with foreign materials, specifically metal.

08/08/2016 09:36 PM EDT

PharmaTech, LLC of Davie, FL, is voluntarily recalling all liquid products from October 20, 2015 through July 15, 2016 as a precautionary measure due to a potential risk of product contamination with Burkholderia cepacia.If a product contains B. cepacia, its use could result in infections in patients with compromised immune systems and in patients with chronic lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Some of these infections may be serious or even life-threatening in the at risk patient population

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall ConAgra Foods Recalls Frozen Chicken and Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination: 056-2016 (Jul 6, 2016) and 056-2016 EXP (Jul 15, 2016).

08/08/2016 06:52 AM EDT

Gel Spice, Inc. is expanding its recall of ground turmeric powder to include additional brands because of elevated lead levels. Lead can accumulate in the body over time. Too much can cause health problems, including delayed mental and physical development and learning deficiencies. Pregnant women, infants and young children especially should avoid exposure to lead.

08/04/2016 04:44 PM EDT

JM Exotic Foods, Inc. is recalling ground turmeric because samples from our supplier were found to contain elevated levels of lead. This product was solely distributed to a farmer’s market in Doraville, GA from May until August 2016.

08/05/2016 11:37 AM EDT

Lake Forest, IL – Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling one lot of 0.25% Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Injection, USP (NDC: 0409-1159-02, Lot 59-064- DK, Expiry 1NOV2017) at the hospital/retail level due to the presence of particulate matter within a single vial. The issue was identified through a confirmed complaint

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On this day …


August 28

1609 – Delaware Bay was discovered by Henry Hudson.
1619 – Ferdinand II was elected Holy Roman Emperor. His policy of “One church, one king” was his way of trying to outlaw Protestantism.

1774 – The first American-born saint was born in New York City. Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton was canonized in 1975.

1811 – Percy Bysshe Shelley and Harriet Westbrook eloped.

1830 – “The Tom Thumb” was demonstrated in Baltimore, MD. It was the first passenger-carrying train of its kind to be built in America.

1833 – Slavery was banned by the British Parliament throughout the British Empire.

1907 – “American Messenger Company” was started by two teenagers, Jim Casey and Claude Ryan. The company’s name was later changedto “United Parcel Service.”

1916 – Italy’s declaration of war against Germany took effect duringWorld War I.

1917 – Ten suffragists were arrested as they picketed the White House.

1922 – The first radio commercial aired on WEAF in New York City. The Queensboro Realty Company bought 10 minutes of time for$100.

1922 – The Walker Cup was held for the first time at Southampton, NY. It is the oldest international team golf match in America.

1939 – The first successful flight of a jet-propelled airplane took place. The plane was a German Heinkel He 178.

1941 – The Football Writers Association of America was organized.

 

1955 The death of Emmett Till

 

1963 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech at a civil rights rally in Washington, DC. More than 200,000 people attended.

1972 – Mark Spitz captured the first of his seven gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. He set a world record when he completed the 200-meter butterfly in 2 minutes and 7/10ths of a second.

1981 – “The New York Daily News” published its final afternoon edition.

1990 – Iraq declared Kuwait to be its 19th province and renamed Kuwait City al-Kadhima.

1995 – The biggest bank in the U.S. was created when Chase Manhattan and Chemical Bank announced their $10 billion deal.

1996 – A divorce decree was issued for Britain’s Charles and Princess Diana. This was the official end to the 15-year marriage.

1998 – The Pakistani prime minister created new Islamic order and legal system based on the Koran.

2004 – George Brunstad, at age 70, became the oldest person to swim the English Channel. The swim from Dover, England, to Sangatte, France, took 15 hours and 59 minutes.

2008 – In China, the Shanghai World Financial Center officially opened. The observation decks opened on August 30.

2014 – Google announced its Project Wing. The project was aimed at delivering products across a city using unmanned flying vehicles.

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