This Week in History

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/21/2011 - 11:21

This Week Aug 21 - Aug 27

Aug 21, 1959
Hawaii becomes 50th state. President Eisenhower sing documents admitting it into the Union.
Aug 22, 1950
Althea Gibson becomes first African-American on U.S. tennis tour at Forest Hills, NY.
Aug 23, 1902
Fannie Farmer opens cooking school in Boston.She changed the way Americans prepare food.
Aug 24, 79
Vesuvius erupts in Italy, devastating Pompeii and Herculaneum and killing thousands.
Aug 25, 1835
The Great Moon Hoax articles announcing life on the moon appears in the New York Sun.
Aug 26, 1939
First televised Major League baseball game is broadcast on station W2XBS aka WNBC.
Aug 27, 1883
Krakatau explodes.The most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history