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July 26, 2016: Hillary Clinton becomes the first female nominee for President of the United States by a major political party at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
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July 26, 1918 – Emmy Noether's paper, which became known as Noether's theorem was presented at Göttingen, Germany, from which conservation laws are deduced for symmetries of angular momentum, linear momentum, and energy.
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July 27, 1890: Vincent van Gogh shoots himself, and dies two days later.
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July 28, 1948: The IG Farben Chemical Explosion in Germany kills over 200 and injures thousands.
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July 28, 2005: The Irish Republican Army (IRA) announces an end to its 30-year armed campaign in Northern Ireland.
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July 28, 1945: A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26.
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July 28, 1540: Demonstrating two of his many talents, Henry VIII has Thomas Cromwell executed and marries Catherine Howard, his fifth wife.
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July 29, 1916: The Great Matheson Fire kills an estimated 233 in Canada. This is that country's deadliest wildfire.
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July 30, 1865: The Steamship Brother Jonathan strikes a rock and sinks off the coast of Crescent City, California. 225 of the 244 on board die. At the time this was the deadliest maritime disaster to occur off the Pacific coast of the United States.
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July 30, 1975: Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again.
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July 30, 1733: The first Masonic Grand Lodge in America is constituted in Massachusetts.
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July 30, 1990: Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent forces George Steinbrenner to resign as principal partner of the New York Yankees.
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July 31, 1940: The Doodlebug rail tragedy kill 43 in Ohio.
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July 31, 1816: Maj. Gen. George Henry Thomas, one of the most prominent Virginians to remain loyal to the United States during the Civil War, was born in Southampton County, Va. He would win the nickname "the Rock of Chickamauga" during the war, and never lost a battle.

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August 1, 2004: The Ycua Bolanos Supermarket fire in Paraguay kill nearly 400, and leaves another 500 injured.
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August 2, 1999: The Gaisal Train Disater occurs when two speeding trains collide head-on in a remote area of India. 285 are killed and more than 300 injured.
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August 2, 1945: At 10:25, a PV-1 Ventura flown by Lieutenant Wilbur "Chuck" Gwinn and his copilot, Lieutenant Warren Colwell, spot sailors from the USS Indianapolis which had been sunk three and one half days before. Of a crew of 1,196, 316 or 317 sailors (reports vary) survive the ordeal.
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August 2, 1873: The Clay Street Hill Railroad begins operating the first cable car in San Francisco's famous cable car system.
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August 2, 1776 – The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place.

August 2, 1932 – The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson.

August 2, 1939 – Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan Project to develop a nuclear weapon.
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August 3, 1946: Santa Claus Land, the world's first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana.
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August 3, 1958: The first nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, passes under the North Pole.
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August 6, 1930: Judge Joseph Force Crater steps into a taxi in New York and disappears, never to be seen again.
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August 6, 1903: The Wallace Brothers Circus Train Disaster in Michigan kills 23 and injures about 50.
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August 6, 1777: American, British and Native American forces clash at the Battle of Oriskany, during the Saratoga Campaign of the American Revolution.

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August 7, 1956: The Cali Explosion in downtown Cali, Colombia kills over 1300 and injures another 4000. Seven trucks loaded with dynamite all exploded for reasons still unknown today. Forty-one city blocks were destroyed.
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August 8, 1873: The Steamship Wawaset catches fire and burns in the Potomac River. Somewhere between 70 and 100 are killed.
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August 9, 1941: The Steamship Erie catches fire and burns on Lake Erie. Around 170 lives are lost.
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August 9, 1841: The Steamship Erie catches fire and burns on Lake Erie. Around 170 lives are lost.
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August 9, 1974 – As a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes president.
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August 10, 1989: The San Rafael River Train Wreck kills 112 in Mexico. Over 200 are injured.
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August 12, 1953: The Great Ionian Earthquake strikes Greece killing hundreds.
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August 12, 2000: Russian Navy submarine K-141 (Kursk) explodes and sinks with all hands during military exercises in the Barents Sea.
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August 14, 1962 : The Great Plymouth Mail Truck Robbery.

At the time this was the largest single cash heist in history. Near Plymouth, Massachusetts armed thieves posing as police stopped a mail truck carrying 1.5 million dollars in small bills and stole it all. The money has never been recovered and the case is still unsolved.
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August 14, 1995: Shannon Faulker becomes the first female cadet in the history of The Citadel, South Carolina's state military college.
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August 16, 1868: Earthquakes in Ecuador kill thousands.
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August 16, 1962: Pete Best is discharged from The Beatles, to be replaced two days later by Ringo Starr.
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August 16, 1940 - The first official US Army parachute jump.

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August 17, 1969: Hurricane Camille strikes the Gulf Coast, making landfall in Waveland, Mississippi.

This is the second strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in recorded history. Winds were measured at 175 miles per hour before the measurement equipment was destroyed. Camille is one of only three Catagory 5 hurricanes to ever strike the United States. 143 died on the Gulf Coast.
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August 17, 1915: Jewish American Leo Frank is lynched in Marietta, Georgia after a 13-year-old girl is murdered. Today, the consensus of researchers on the subject holds that Frank was wrongly convicted.
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August 17, 1960: American pilot Francis Gary Powers pleads guilty at his Moscow trial for spying over the Soviet Union in a U-2 plane.
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August 18, 1920: The Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage.
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August 18, 1947: The Cadiz Explosion in Spain kills officially 147 with another 5000 injured, but the actual death toll is probably much higher. The disaster occurred at a submarine base, where large amounts of mines and torpedoes detonated for unknown reasons.
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I try not to post the same historical event that was posted another year, but I will make an exception for this because I live at ground zero for this event.

August 19, 1969: The remnants of Hurricane Camille kill over 1% of the population of rural Nelson County, Virginia.

Hurricane Camille had struck the Gulf Coast as a Catagory 5 storm. However after moving over land it was downgraded to tropical depression. The forecast in Virginia on the night of August 19th was for thunderstorms with clearing by morning. In Charlottesville, Virginia, about 25 miles to the north, that's all it did. But in rural Nelson County at the foot of the mountains, the rains came in unbelievable amounts. During a 5 to 6 hour period, over 30 inches of rain fell. The rain occurred overnight, so many of the residents had already gone to bed.

Creeks didn't just overflow. Whole mountainsides washed down creating rivers of mud and debris where normally small creeks gurgled. We know at least 31 inches of rain fell in places, but it was probably more as that measurement came from barrels that overran. Experts say it rained about as hard as theoretically possible. Birds are said to have drowned in trees. Others say it was like standing under a waterfall. The number of dead is estimated at 153, though many bodies were never found. A tractor trailer was washed off of Route 29. It has never been located.

I didn't live here at the time. But the scars from that event are still visible today in the mountains of Nelson County.

This is Virginia's deadliest natural disaster.
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August 20, 1995: The Firozabad Rail Disaster occurs when a speeding train collides with a train that had stopped after hitting a cow in India. Between 350 and 400 passengers are killed and hundreds more are injured.
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August 20, 2008: Spanair Flight 5022, from Madrid, Spain to Gran Canaria, skids off the runway and crashes at Barajas Airport. Of the 172 people on board, 146 die immediately, and eight more later die of injuries sustained in the crash.

I was in the Barajas Airport when this occurred.
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August 20, 1910: The Great Fire of 1910 (also commonly referred to as the "Big Blowup" or the "Big Burn") occurs in northeast Washington, northern Idaho (the panhandle), and western Montana, burning approximately 3 million acres (12,000 km2).

August 20, 1914: Brussels is captured during the German invasion of Belgium.

August 20, 1968: Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia, crushing the Prague Spring. East German participation is limited to a few specialists due to memories of the recent war. Only Albania and Romania refuse to participate.

August 20, 1991: More than 100,000 people rally outside the Soviet Union's parliament building protesting the coup aiming to depose President Mikhail Gorbachev.
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