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

10th AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

AUGUST 10th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~  1846 : Smithsonian Institution was created | & more about history on this day in the video… After a decade of debate about how best to spend a bequest left from an obscure English scientist to America, President Continue reading 10th AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

9th AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

AUGUST 9th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1974 : Unusual succession made Ford president  | & more about history on this day in the video… In accordance with his statement of resignation the previous evening, Richard M. Nixon officially ended his term as Continue reading 9th AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

8th AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

AUGUST 8th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~  1974 : Nixon resigned | & more about history on this day in the video… President Richard M. Nixon announced his intention to become the first president in American history to resign, in Continue reading 8th AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

7th AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

AUGUST 7th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1947 : Wood raft made 4,300 mile voyage | & more about history on this day in the video…  Kon-Tiki, a balsa wood raft captained by Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl, completed a 4,300 mile journey in Continue reading 7th 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

5th AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

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4th AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

AUGUST 4th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~  1944 : Anne Frank captured | & more about history on this day in the video… The Nazi Gestapo captured 15 year old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family in a sealed off area of an Amsterdam warehouse. Continue reading 4th AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY