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This day in history 5 months 1 week ago #3677108

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August 19 1964

The Beatles kick off first U.S. tour at San Francisco’s Cow Palace

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This day in history 5 months 1 week ago #3677171

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1988 The Iran-Iraq War comes to an end after 7 years.

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This day in history 5 months 1 week ago #3677172

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1940 : After 3 months of the Battle Of Britain in the skies over the South Coast the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill paid tribute to the British Royal Air Force, saying, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

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1920 : The first commercial radio station begins operating in Detroit, Michigan with call sign 8MK (Now WWJ - Newsradio 950). The radio station was started by The Detroit News newspaper and is now owned and run by CBS.

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1936 : President Franklin Delano Roosevelt speech in the state of New York left Europe angry, but Latin America very pleased. The President’s comments that provoked opposite reactions were, “… the unhappy nations of the old world seem utterly unable to live amicably among themselves and we must recognize this and being ‘singularly blessed’ geographically take every possible advance preparation to keep out of their future conflicts.”

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1948 : Post war Germany’s currency, the Reichmark, was worthless, but then was reformed and economic recovery was in sight. All classes of Germans had been leveled by the economic crisis and the black market was active. The newly invented Reichmark made bankers poor and families with lots of children wealthy. Each German citizen was allowed 40 Reichmarks.

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1988 : In the worst day of fires in Yellowstone National Park firestorms destroy over 150,000 acres of the park. This was the worst day of fire destruction in the park which saw a summer where over 1/3 of the park was destroyed with the fire gaining between 5 to 10 miles a day. 1988 was a terrible year for fires around the country due to the drought and only the intervention of nature with cool and moist weather in the late autumn brought the fires to an end. Much reporting in the Media reporting mismanagement of the fires was often sensational and inaccurate even claiming most of the park and wildlife was destroyed, which was not true.

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1988 : The Thames pleasure cruiser Marchioness packed with young party goers collides with the Bowbelle dredger on the River Thames. The dredger Bowbelle ran into the Marchioness and due to the difference in sizes of the boats Bowbelle (2000 tons), Marchioness (90 tons) the pleasure cruiser was forced under the water by the larger boat and sank within a few seconds. The death toll of the disaster is put at more than 50.

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This day in history 5 months 1 week ago #3677178

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1996 : The Minimum hourly wage is raised to $5.15 an hour an increase of 90 cents.

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2013 : A radioactive water leak was found at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant. After being damaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami the plant has had several dangerous issues including melt downs, fires and other leaks. This was the largest of such incidents since 2011.

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