Sunday, August 26, 2012

TODAY IN HISTORY

AUGUST 26


1847:Liberia was proclaimed an independent republic.

1920:The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote went into effect.

1939:The first televised major league baseball game was televised: a double-header between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds.

1974:Aviator Charles Lindbergh, the first man to fly solo, nonstop across the Atlantic, died.

1978:John Paul I became Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He died one month later.




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