This month in history

The following events took place during the month of August:

1821

Missouri is admitted as the 24th state.

1894

The United States administration of Grover Cleveland recognizes the Republic of Hawaii.

1926

Gertrude Ederle of the United States becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel.

1936

American sprinter Jesse Owens wins gold at the Olympic Games in Berlin.

1945

The United States drops A-bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

August 01, 2002 / Did You Know?
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