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  1. #1 Today in History August 26 2012 
    PORCUS STAPHUS ADMIN Rockntractor's Avatar
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    August 26
    1017 Turks defeat the Byzantine army under Emperor Romanus IV at Manikert, Eastern Turkey.
    1429 Joan of Arc makes a triumphant entry into Paris.
    1789 The Constituent Assembly in Versailles, France, approves the final version of the Declaration of Human Rights.
    1862 Confederate General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson encircles the Union Army under General John Pope at the Second Battle of Bull Run.
    1883 The Indonesian island of Krakatoa erupts in the largest explosion recorded in history, heard 2,200 miles away in Madagascar. The resulting destruction sends volcanic ash up 50 miles into the atmosphere and kills almost 36,000 people–both on the island itself and from the resulting 131-foot tidal waves that obliterate 163 villages on the shores of nearby Java and Sumatra.
    1920 The 19th Amendment to the Constitution is officially ratified, giving women the right to vote.
    1943 The United States recognizes the French Committee of National Liberation.
    1957 Ford Motor Company reveals the Edsel, its latest luxury car.

    Born on August 26
    1743 Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry who defined the role of oxygen and named it.
    1874 Lee De Forest, physicist, inventor, considered the father of radio.
    1875 John Buchan, Lord Tweedsmuir, writer and governor general of Canada, famous for his book The Thirty-Nine Steps.
    1898 Peggy Guggenheim, art patron and collector.
    1906 Christopher Isherwood, English novelist and playwright, author of Goodbye to Berlin, the inspiration for the play I am a Camera and the musical and film Cabaret.
    Last edited by Rockntractor; 08-26-2012 at 11:35 PM. Reason: time machine error
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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    1840 - The Chihuahua Expedition arrived back in Chihuahua City after exploring a trade route to Texas and the United States.

    1908 - Lyndon Baines Johnson was born at his family’s home near Stonewall, TX. He was elected the 36th president of the United States.

    1990 - Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash enroute to Chicago. Vaughan was born in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas on October 3, 1954.

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    It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
    It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
    A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Gandhi
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