August 8: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1709, Bartolomeu de Gusmao made the first known ascent in a hot air balloon.
- In 1876, Thomas Alva Edison received a patent for the mimeograph machine, a precursor of the copy machine.
- In 1929, the German airship Graf Zeppelin begins the first round the world flight.
- In 1974, Richard M. Nixon announced his resignation from the office of President of the United States, the first and only to do so.
- In 1988, the first night game ever at Wrigley Field was called due to rain in the fourth inning.
- Famous Birthdays: Marjorie Rawlings (author of The Yearling), Roger Federer (tennis player), Arthur Goldberg (US Supreme Court Justice), Emiliano Zapata (Mexican revolutionary)
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