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August 14th History

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August 14th In Pop Culture History

1888 - An audio recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan's "The Lost Chord", one of the first recordings of music ever made, was played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison's phonograph in London, England.

1893 - France became the first country to introduce motor vehicle registration.

1933 - Oxydol's Own Ma Perkins debuted on Cincinnati's WLW and became the first successful national radio soap opera.

1935 - Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act.

1936 - Rainey Bethea was hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States.

1945 - Japan accepted the Allied terms of surrender in World War II. V-J Day. Be sure to thank Alan Hunter, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, J.J. Jackson and Martha Quinn for their service to our country.

1959 - Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League.

1965 - #1 Hit August 14, 1965 - September 3, 1965: Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe

1975 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running release in film history, opened at the USA Theatre in Westwood, Los Angeles, California.

1980 - Lech Walesa led the first strike at the Gdansk, Poland shipyards.

August 14, 1989 - Sega Mega Drive/Genesisreleased, Video Game Console

1994 - Inside The Actors Studio made its debut on Bravo

2000 - Dora the Explorer premiered on Nick Jr

2010 - The first-ever Youth Olympic Games were held in Singapore.

2013 - Egypt declared a state of emergency as security forces killed hundreds of demonstrators supporting former president Mohamed Morsi.

Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Mila Kunis (1983)
Steve Martin (1945)
Sarah Brightman (1960)
Halle Berry (1966)
Gary Larson (1950)
Magic Johnson (1959)
Danielle Steele (1947)
David Crosby (1941)
Marcia Gay Harden (1959)
Jay Manuel (1972)
Susan Olsen (1961)
A "jiffy" is actually 1/100 of a second.


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