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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August 26 - This Day in History

August 26: General Interest
1939: First televised Major League baseball game

On this day in 1939, the first televised Major League baseball game is broadcast on station W2XBS, the station that was to become WNBC-TV. Announcer Red Barber called the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York... read more


American Revolution
1776 : Washington urges Hessians to desert
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/washington-urges-hessians-to-desert


Automotive
1959 : Mini makes its debut
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mini-makes-its-debut


Civil War
1862 : Second Bull Run campaign begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/second-bull-run-campaign-begins


Cold War
1957 : Russia tests an intercontinental ballistic missile
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/russia-tests-an-intercontinental-ballistic-missile


Crime
1986 : "Preppy Murder" stuns New York
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/preppy-murder-stuns-new-york


Disaster
1948 : NYC and Philly sizzle in heat wave
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nyc-and-philly-sizzle-in-heat-wave


General Interest
1346 : Battle of Crecy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-crecy

1920 : 19th Amendment adopted
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/19th-amendment-adopted

1968 : Democratic convention besieged by protesters
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/democratic-convention-besieged-by-protesters

1974 : Charles Lindbergh dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/charles-lindbergh-dies


Hollywood
1980 : Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/home-alone-star-macaulay-culkin-born


Literary
1838 : Ralph Waldo Emerson meets Thomas Carlyle
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ralph-waldo-emerson-meets-thomas-carlyle


Music
1978 : Grease movie soundtrack earns its second #1 hit
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/grease-movie-soundtrack-earns-its-second-1-hit


Old West
1804 : Lewis and Clark promote Patrick Gass to sergeant
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lewis-and-clark-promote-patrick-gass-to-sergeant


Presidential
1794 : George Washington writes to Henry Lee
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/george-washington-writes-to-henry-lee


Sports
1939 : Lights, cameras, baseball
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lights-cameras-baseball


Vietnam War
1964 : Johnson receives Democratic nomination for president
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-receives-democratic-nomination-for-president

1967 : Major George E. Day shot down over North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/major-george-e-day-shot-down-over-north-vietnam

1968 : Democratic National Convention opens in Chicago
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/democratic-national-convention-opens-in-chicago


World War I
1914 : Battle of Tannenberg begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-tannenberg-begins


World War II
1944 : DeGaulle enters a free Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/degaulle-enters-a-free-paris
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