Today in History
Listings for Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
- 1655 Johann Christoph Denner, invented the clarinet.
- 1818 Lucy Stone, pioneer in Woman's Rights.
- 1860 Annie Oakley, straight shooter.
- 1895 Bert Lahr
- 1899 Alfred Hitchcock
- 1919 George Shearing
- 1926 Fidel Castro
- 1929 Pat Harrington, Jr.
- 1930 Don Ho
- 1951 Dan Fogelberg
- Kappa Cygnid meteor shower, radiant in Cygnus
- Perseid meteor shower, radiant in Cassiopeia
- International Left-handers Day
- 1642 Christiaan Huygens discovers the Martian south polar cap
- 1876 Reciprocity Treaty between US and Hawaii ratified.
- 1961 Berlin Wall erected in East Germany
That's all for today.