13th AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

AUGUST 13th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1961 : Berlin is divided | & more about history on this day in the video… After midnight on the 13th day of 1961, East German soldiers began to lay down a barbed wire and brick barrier between Soviet controlled East Berlin and the democratic western section of the city. Continue reading 13th AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

12th AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

AUGUST 12th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1990 : Skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex discovered | & more about history on this day in the video… Fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson discovered 3 huge bones jutting out of a cliff near Faith, in South Dakota. The bones were part of the largest-ever Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever discovered. The 65 million year old skeleton specimen was dubbed Sue, after its discoverer. Continue reading 12th AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

11th AUGUST ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

AUGUST 11th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~  1934 : Federal prisoners landed on Alcatraz | & more about history on this day in the video… A group of federal prisoners classified as “most dangerous” arrived at Alcatraz Island, in San Francisco Bay. The convicts were the first civilian prisoners to be housed in the new high-security penitentiary.  Continue reading 11th AUGUST ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

6th AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

AUGUST 6th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~  1945 : American bomber dropped atomic bomb on Hiroshima | & more about history on this day in the video… An American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped the world’s first atom bomb, over the city of Hiroshima in Japan Continue reading 6th AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY