Monday, August 03, 2015

This Week in History

Some notes of absolutely little interest, but potentially interesting?

1948- A 67-year memory:

1st - The U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations is founded.
3rd - Cleveland's Satchel Paige make his 1st start & goes 7 innings
3rd - FDR advisor Alger Hiss accused of being a "communist"
4th - 5 day Southern States filibuster succeeds in maintaining America's poll tax
5th - Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6)
6th - Bob Mathias, US, wins decathlon at London Olympics
6th - Fanny Blankers-Koen (Neth) is 1st woman to win 3 golds at Olympics
7th - Delfo Cabrera wins 11th Olympic marathon (2:34:51.6)
1965- A 50-year memory:
1st - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
2nd - Morley Safer's sends 1st Vietnam report indicating we are losing
5th - Dave Marr wins PGA title
6th - 32nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16 (68,000)
6th - Beatles release "Help" album in UK
6th - Indian troops invade Pakistan
6th - US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act prohibiting voting discrimination against minorities

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