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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

1959 : Mini makes its debut

Civil War
1862 : Second Bull Run campaign begins

Cold War
1957 : Russia tests an intercontinental ballistic missile

1986 : "Preppy Murder" stuns New York

1948 : NYC and Philly sizzle in heat wave

General Interest
1346 : Battle of Crecy

1920 : 19th Amendment adopted

1968 : Democratic convention besieged by protesters

1974 : Charles Lindbergh dies

1980 : Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin born

1838 : Ralph Waldo Emerson meets Thomas Carlyle

1978 : Grease movie soundtrack earns its second #1 hit

Old West
1804 : Lewis and Clark promote Patrick Gass to sergeant

1794 : George Washington writes to Henry Lee

1939 : Lights, cameras, baseball

Vietnam War
1964 : Johnson receives Democratic nomination for president

1967 : Major George E. Day shot down over North Vietnam

1968 : Democratic National Convention opens in Chicago

World War I
1914 : Battle of Tannenberg begins

World War II
1944 : DeGaulle enters a free Paris
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