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

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1824 – Freed American slaves found Liberia (More info)

1914 – The Panama Canal opens to traffic (More info)

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This Day in History for August 13 – Berlin Divides Itself and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1878 – A yellow fever epidemic in Memphis eventually empties the city (More info)

1918 – Opha Mae Johnson becomes the first woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps (More info)

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

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

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

1846 – The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress (More info)

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This Day in History for August 6 – Hiroshima Bombed and More

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1890 – Murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair (More info)

1926 – Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping (More info)

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This Day in History for August 3 – Calvin Coolidge Takes Office and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

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

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

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This Day in History for August 1 – MTV Debuts and More

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1842 – The Lombard Street Riot erupts in Philadelphia (More info)

1914 – Germany declares war on Russia, launching World War I (More info)

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This Day in History for July 31 – First US Patent Issued and More

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1009 – Pope Sergius IV becomes the 142nd pope, succeeding Pope John XVIII (More info)

1498 – On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad (More info)

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This Day in History for July 30 – Jimmy Hoffa Vanishes and More

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1932 – Walt Disney’s ‘Flowers and Trees,’ the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Oscar-winning cartoon short, premieres (More info)

1945 – The USS Indianapolis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and sinks within 15 minutes, killing almost 900 men (More info)

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This Day in History for July 27 – Bugs Bunny Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1940 – Bugs Bunny makes his debut in the animated short ‘A Wild Hare’ (More info)

1974 – The House Judiciary Committee votes to impeach President Richard Nixon for obstruction of justice (More info)

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This Day in History for July 23 – Hale-Bopp Comet Discovered and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1926 – Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film (More info)

1967 – In Detroit, Mich., one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African-American inner city, leaving 43 killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned (More info)

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