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Here is what happened on Wednesday - August 24th...
It is the 237 day of the year, and there are 128 days left...

      Famous People Born On This Day In History...

1816,Sir Daniel Gooch, laid first successful trans-Atlantic cables.
1872,Aubrey Beardsley
1872,Max Beerbohm
1886,William Francis Gibbs, naval architect, designed the Liberty ships.
1917,Dennis James
1956,Garry Cooney

      Events On This Day In History...

79,Pompeii is buried.
1814,British sack Washington, DC.
1853,The first potato chips are prepared by Chef George Crum in Saratoga Springs, New York. Nobody could eat just one!
1869,The Waffle Iron is invented.
1909,Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
1981,Music videos, are now on Mtv. (I don't want my Mtv!).
1989,Voyager II flies past Neptune.

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