Tuesday, August 09, 2022

History for August 9

History for August 9 - On-This-Day.com
Sam Elliott 1944
  • 1842 - The U.S. and Canada signed the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, which solved a border dispute.
  • 1859 - The escalator was patented by Nathan Ames.
  • 1910 - A.J. Fisher received a patent for the electric washing machine.
  • 1936 - Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. He was the first American to win four medals in one Olympics.
  • 1944 - The Forest Service and Wartime Advertising Council created "Smokey the Bear."
  • 1945 - The U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The bombing came three days after the bombing of Hiroshima. About 74,000 people were killed. Japan surrendered August 14.
  • 1974 - U.S. President Richard Nixon formally resigned. Gerald R. Ford took his place, and became the 38th president of the U.S.
  • 2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush announced he would support federal funding for limited medical research on embryonic stem cells.

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