Aug 28, 1963 ~ Mahalia Jackson & Dr. King’s Dream
August 28, 1963 ~ On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in front of a crowd of more than 200,000 demonstrators calling for civil rights, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered one of the most important speeches of the Civil Rights movement.
King’s speech followed the script until the end.
August 9, 1944 ~ Happy Birthday Smokey Bear
Smokey Bear the cuddly, yet firm, human-like bear who has educated generations of Americans about their role in preventing wildfires with his proclamation that , “Only you can prevent forest fires,” was unveiled to the world on August 9, 1944.
August 2, 1943 ~ JFK, PT-108, & the Coconut
1943 – World War II: The Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 is rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri and sinks. Lt. John F. Kennedy, future U.S. President, saves all but two of his crew.
July 27, 1775 – Foundation of U.S. Post Office
July 26, 1775. The US Continental Congress creates the United States Post Office (U.S.P.O.) in Philadelphia and of course, they appointed Benjamin Franklin to be the first Postmaster General.