On This Day
Book Lovers Day
1854 Walden by Henry David Thoreau is published
1892 The two-way telegraph is patented by Thomas Edison
1930 The first appearance of Betty Boop in the cartoon Dizzy Dishes.
1936 Track Star Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals at the Berlin Olympics
1945 The 2nd Atomic Bomb is dropped on Nagasaki Japan
1969 Charles Manson family murders Sharon Tate was one of the victims.
1974 Richard Nixon resigns as President of the United States & Gerald Ford becomes the 38th President.
1977 The NHL turns down an offer to add 6 WHA franchise to the NHL
1988 The LA KINGS receive Wayne Gretzky in a trade to the Edmonton Oilers
1999 The premier of the Kiss film Detroit Rock City
2002 XXX hit movie directed by Rob Cohen starring Vin Diesel, Asia Argento & Samuel L. Jackson
2014 Michael Brown an unarmed youth was shoot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.
1939 The Mighty Hannibal Musician
1939 Billy Henderson musician in the band The Spinners
1959 Kurtis Blow Hip-Hop pioneer
1963 Whitney Houston singer
1964 Brett Hull NHL Hockey Great 2 x Stanley Cup Champion
1968 Gillian Anderson actress X- Flies
1971 Mack 10 Rapper
1982 Yekaterina Samutsevich in the band Pussy Riot
1985 Anna Kendrick actress Into The Woods
1986 Rafaela Zanella Model Miss Brazil