8/20/2017

Straddlebug || Today

Birthdays
1833 - Benjamin Harrison
1931 - Don King
1942 - Isaac Hayes
1946 - Connie Chung

Quote
I told my mother-in-law that my house was her house, and she said, 'Get the hell off my property.'
-- Joan Rivers

History
1741 - Danish navigator Vitus Bering discovered Alaska.
1882 - Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture premiered in Moscow.
636 - Battle of Yarmouk: Arab forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid take control of Syria and Palestine away from the Byzantine Empire, marking the first great wave of Muslim conquests and the rapid advance of Islam outside Arabia.
1775 - The Spanish establish a presidio (fort) in the town that became Tucson, Arizona.
1858 - Charles Darwin first publishes his theory of evolution in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, alongside Alfred Russel Wallace's same theory.
1920 - The first commercial radio station, 8MK (WWJ), begins operations in Detroit, Michigan.

Events
Father's Day (Nepal)
Saint Stephen’s Day (Hungary)



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