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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August 23 - This Day in History

August 23: General Interest
1902: Fannie Farmer opens cooking school

On this day in 1902, pioneering cookbook author Fannie Farmer, who changed the way Americans prepare food by advocating the use of standardized measurements in recipes, opens Miss Farmer's School of Cookery in Boston. In addition to teaching women about cooking, Farmer later educated medical professionals about the importance of proper nutrition for the sick... read more

American Revolution
1784 : State of Franklin declares independence

1904 : Patent for tire chain issued

Civil War
1861 : Rose Greenhow is arrested

Cold War
1979 : Aleksandr Godunov defects to United States

2006 : Austrian teen escapes after eight years in captivity

1999 : NYC reports first cases of West Nile virus

General Interest
1926 : Valentino dies

1927 : Sacco and Vanzetti executed

2000 : First Survivor finale airs

1869 : Edgar Lee Masters, author of Spoon River Anthology, is born

1970 : Lou Reed plays his last show with the Velvet Underground

Old West
1877 : Texas Rangers arrest John Wesley Hardin

1989 : Pete Rose gets booted from baseball

Vietnam War
1966 : U.S. cargo ship strikes a mine near Saigon

1968 : Communist forces renew offensive

World War I
1914 : Battle of Mons

World War II
1939 : The Hitler-Stalin Pact
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