21 August, 2006

This Day in History: August 21st

iWon - iWon Today - This Day in History:
"This Day in History

On August 21
1680 The Pueblo Indians drove the Spanish out and took possession of Santa Fe, NM.
1878 The American Bar Association was formed by a group of lawyers, judges and law professors in Saratoga, NY.
1912 Arthur R. Eldred became the first American boy to become an Eagle Scout. It is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America.
1945 U.S. President Truman ended the Lend-Lease program that had shipped about $50 billion in aid to America's Allies during World War II.
1959 Hawaii became the 50th state. U.S. President Eisenhower also issued the order for the 50 star flag.
1963 In South Vietnam, martial law was declared. Army troops and police began to crackdown on the Buddhist anti-government protesters.
1984 Clint Eastwood was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1992 NBC News fired Authur Kent two weeks after he refused an assignment to war-torn Croatia.
1998 Samuel Bowers, a 73-year-old former Ku Klux Klan leader, was convicted in Hattiesburg, MS, of ordering a firebombing that killed civil rights activist, Vernon Dahmer, in 1966.
2002 In Pakistan, President Gen. Pervez Musharraf unilaterally amended the Pakistani constitution. He extended his term in office and granted himself powers that included the right to dissolve parliament."


Also this day but not listed for some strange reason -

1959 Dave Stone - musician, entrepreneur, blogger, and all-around good guy was born in Detroit Michigan.

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