What Happened On This Day In History?

Thursday, August 22th 2019

Today is the 234th day of 2019.  There are 131 days left in this year.

Notable Events

England's King George III proclaimed the American colonies in a state of open rebellion.
The United States annexed New Mexico.
The schooner America outraced the Aurora off the English coast to win a trophy that became known as the America's Cup.
President Theodore Roosevelt became the first U.S. chief executive to ride in an automobile, in Hartford, Conn.
President Theodore Roosevelt became the first United States chief executive to ride in an automobile.
President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon were nominated for second terms by the Republican National Convention in San Francisco.
Pope Paul VI arrived in Bogota, Colombia, for the start of the first papal visit to Latin America.
Kerr-McGee Corp. agreed to pay the estate of the late Karen Silkwood $1.38 million, settling a 10-year-old nuclear contamination lawsuit.
Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton was shot to death in Oakland, Calif. Gunman Tyrone Robinson was later sentenced to 32 years to life in prison.
President Clinton signed welfare legislation ending guaranteed cash payments to the poor and demanding work from recipients.

Notable Births

Author, poet, critic and wit Dorothy Parker was born in West Bend, N.J.
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