Tuesday, August 21, 2012
TODAY IN HISTORY
1947:Seventeen teams take part in the inaugural Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. The hometown Maynard Midgets will tally a victorious 16-7 as the first champions, against the Lock Haven All Stars.
1912: Arthur Rose Eldred of Oceanside, N.Y., becomes the nation's first Eagle Scout, achieving the highest rank granted by the Boy Scouts of America.
1920: Writer A.A. Milne and his wife, Daphne, become the proud parents of Christopher Robin, born on this day in London. Young Christopher Robin and his collection of stuffed animals would serve as the inspiration for Milne's beloved stories of Winnie-the-Pooh and the other inhabitants of the 100-Acre Wood.
1911:A Louvre employee steals the Mona Lisa
1888:The first adding machine in US is patented by William Seward Burroughs.