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August 26th...........On This Date.......... (Edited 08/26/11 12:11AM by Nick__)
Happy Birthday to / Born on this day:

MOTHER TERESA - 101
BRADFORD MARSALIS (SAXAPHONIST) - 51
MORGAN ENSEBERG (MLB) - 36


R.I.P. to:

1986 - TED KNIGHT (ACTOR) - 63
2004 - LAURA BRANIGAN (SINGER) - 47


1957 
U.S.A. Edsel Automobiles 
Aug. 26, 1957: The Ford Motor Companies first Edsel automobile rolls of the production line ready for the publicity machine to kick in one month later. The original models sold in 1958 included the Citation and Corsair, and the Pacer and Ranger. By the end of 1959 Ford announced the end of the sale of Edsel cars after Ford had lost approx $350 million on the project. In 1958 an Edsel Citation 2-Door Hardtop cost about $3,500 . I just checked today Aug 29. 2009 on EBAY and found one for about $17,500


1928 U.S.A. Nicotine Concerns 
Aug. 26, 1928: Since so much material has been written about the dangers about Nicotine in Tobacco, a number of manufacturers are trying to reduce the amount of Nicotine in Cigarettes and Cigars by Re sweating the tobacco using pre-heated steam, and are putting them on the shelves proclaiming they are denicotized, but they do still contain some Nicotine as the processes are not perfect. 


1932 U.S.A. Temporary Halt On Foreclosures 
Aug. 26, 1932: With America in the depths of the worst depression ever seen millions of people could not keep up with mortgage payments due to the mass unemployment. In a move to offer some relief the Comptroller of the Currency (or OCC) announced a temporary halt on foreclosures of first mortgages.


2004 U.S.A. Number of Poor Increase to 35 million in US
Aug. 26, 2004 : The US Census Bureau has released new figures which put the number of poor in the US at 35.9 million an increase of more than 1 million. ( The definition of poor is a family of four with an annual income of less than $18,810 and less than $9,393 for a single person. ).


2008 U.S.A. Barack Obama Nominated As presidential candidate For Democrats 
Aug. 26, 2008 : Democrats gathered at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado to officially nominate Barack Obama as their presidential candidate. Obama became the first African-American presidential candidate.  

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#2 | 968 days ago

Today is also my Mom's birthday.

Happy Birthday, Mom!
  
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#1 | 968 days ago

Today is National Toilet Paper Day - get your wipe on!

    According to the online Toilet Paper Encyclopedia:
  • 69 percent of people name toilet paper as the 20th Century "convenience" most taken for granted.
  • 49 percent choose toilet paper as their "necessity" if stranded on a deserted island -- that's ahead of food!
  • 72 percent of people hang the roll with sheets going *over* not under.
  • Wiping your nose is the second most common use for toilet paper. The first is obvious.
  • In public restrooms, it takes an average of 71 people to use one entire roll.
#2 | 968 days ago

Today is also my Mom's birthday.

Happy Birthday, Mom!
#3 | 968 days ago

Lobotomy Jones wrote:
Today is also my Mom's birthday.

Happy Birthday, Mom!
Happy Birthday to your Mom!

It is also my girlfriend's birthday! Happy birthday to my gf! :D
#4 | 968 days ago



today is national dog day where we honor our better halves, two-thirds, three-fourths...whatever it may be
#5 | 968 days ago
John_Daly (+)

2004 U.S.A. Number of Poor Increase to 35 million in US
Aug. 26, 2004 : The US Census Bureau has released new figures which put the number of poor in the US at 35.9 million an increase of more than 1 million. ( The definition of poor is a family of four with an annual income of less than $18,810 and less than $9,393 for a single person. ).



LOL, according to this thing, I made 3 times as much as a poor single person. Did that make me rich?   I KNEW I was rich, I knew it.
#6 | 968 days ago

Today is Woman's Equality Day and National Cherry Popsicle Day! lol 


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#7 | 968 days ago

On this day in 1939, the first televised Major League baseball game is broadcast on station W2XBS, the station that was to become WNBC-TV. Announcer Red Barber called the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York.

On this day in 1959, the British Motor Corporation (BMC) launches its newest car, the small, affordable–at a price tag of less than $800–Mark I Mini. The diminutive Mini went on to become one of the best-selling British cars in history.

On this day in 1986, 18-year-old Jennifer Levin is found dead in New York City’s Central Park less than two hours after she was seen leaving a bar on the city’s Upper East Side with 19-year-old Robert Chambers. The tall, handsome Chambers was soon arrested and charged with murder. The tabloid media dubbed Chambers, who had attended Manhattan private schools, the “Preppy Killer.” The case shocked the city and raised questions about underage drinking, drug use and casual sex among New York’s privileged youth.
 
Charles Lindbergh, the first man to accomplish a solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, dies in Maui, Hawaii, at the age of 72.

On this day in 1980, Macaulay Culkin, the star of the Home Alone movies and the most successful child actor of his generation, is born in New York City.


 

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