Next Show 8/22 (Day in History)

565

First recorded sighting of Loch Ness Monster.

1762

First female US newspaper editor – Ann Franklin, Newport (RI) Mercury.

1791

Haiti Slave Revolt begins that ultimately leads to Haiti’s independence in 1804.

The first revolution in our hemisphere inspired by the American Revolution results in an economic blockade that is not lifted until 1864 (after the civil war).  Forty years after Haitian Slave Revolt, largest US slave revolt occurs – Nat Turner’s Rebellion in Southampton, Virginia.

1846

US Annexes New Mexico.

1849

First Air raid in history as Austria sends pilot-less balloons against Venice.

1851

Yacht “America” (NY Yacht Club) wins Royal Yacht Squadron Cup.   NYYC would successfully defend the Cup for 132 years before Dennis Connor’s 1983 loss to Australia.  The U.S. won the next 3 races, but lost 4 in a row to New Zealand and Switzerland before regaining the Cup in 2010.  The next America’s Cup will be held in San Francisco Bay in 2013.

1864

Geneva Convention signed creating International Red Cross.

1922

Michael Collins killed in ambush during Irish Civil War.

1923

Paul Kelley born.  First member of Rhode Island Public Defender Hall of Fame.

1950

Althea Gibson becomes first African-American player to compete in international tennis and would become its first champion.

1986

Kerr-McGee agreed to pay Karen Silkwood estate $1.38 million to settle radiation contamination lawsuit.

1989

Nolan Ryan becomes first pitcher  to reach 5,000 strike outs.

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1996

President Clinton signs Welfare Reform into law,
prompting long-time friend Peter Edelman and to resign as Asst. Secretary of Health and Human Services in protest.

2007

Storm botnet sends out a record 57 emails in one day

2011

Libyan rebels reach overtake Tripoli as Gaddafi Regime Crumbles

BIRTHDAYS

81

Annie Proulx (author)

78

Norman Schwarzkopf

73

Valeria Harper

Carl Yastremski (aka #8 Yaz)

71

Bill Parcels

68

Steve Kroft (60 Minutes)

65

Cindy Williams

49

Paul Molitor

Torie Amos

39

Kristin Wiig

27

Ryan Kelley

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