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This Day in History for August 23 – Baseball Bans Pete Rose and More

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1926 – Silent film star Rudolph Valentino dies from a ruptured ulcer at the age of 31, sending tens of thousands of fans into a hysterical state of mass mourning (More info)

1939 – Germany and the Soviet Union shock the world by signing the Hitler-Stalin Pact (More info)

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This Day in History for August 22 – Red Cross Is Founded and More

1848 – The United States annexes New Mexico (More info)

1851 – The US wins the first America’s Cup race (More info)

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This Day in History for August 19 – Germany Elects Hitler and More

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1812 – The American frigate USS Constitution earns the nickname “Old Ironsides” after defeating the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada (More info)

1909 – The first race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the home of the Indianapolis 500 (More info)

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This Day in History for August 18 – Women Win the Vote and More

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1894 – Congress establishes the Bureau of Immigration, forerunner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (More info)

1920 – The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s right to vote (More info)

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This Day in History for August 17 – Clinton Admits Affair and More

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1807 – Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat begins its trip up the Hudson River to Albany, New York, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world (More info)

1953 – The first meeting of Narcotics Anonymous, an offshoot of the 12-step program Alcoholics Anonymous, takes place in Southern California (More info)

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This Day in History for August 16 – Elvis Presley Dies and More

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1858 – President James Buchanan inaugurates the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria of the UK (More info)

1896 – Gold is discovered in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush (More info)

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This Day in History for August 15 – Woodstock Opens and More

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1057 – King Macbeth of Scotland is slain by Malcolm Canmore, whose father, King Duncan I, was murdered by Macbeth 17 years earlier (More info)

1824 – Freed American slaves found Liberia (More info)

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This Day in History for August 10 – Smithsonian Chartered and More

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1793 – The Musée du Louvre officially opens in Paris (More info)

1846 – The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000 (More info)

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This Day in History for August 9 – Sistine Chapel Opens and More

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1483 – The Sistine Chapel in Rome opens with a celebratory Mass (More info)

1930 – Betty Boop debuts in the cartoon ‘Dizzy Dishes’ (More info)

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This Day in History for August 5 – ‘American Bandstand’ Debuts and More

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1861 – To help pay for the Civil War, the US government levies its first income tax (More info)

1884 – The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid in New York Harbor (More info)

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This Day in History for August 4 – Anne Frank Captured and More

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1892 – The parents of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home (More info)

1944 – A tip from a Dutch informer leads Nazis to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and four others (More info)

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This Day in History for August 3 – NBA Formed and More

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1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain (More info)

1900 – The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded (More info)

1949 – The National Basketball Association is formed (More info)

1972 – The United States Senate ratif

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