Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

August 10th thru August 16th

What Happened This Week in History?
  • August 10, 1885-  Leo Daft opens America's first commercial operated electric streetcar
  • August 11, 1982-  The self-titled album "Vanity 6" was released
  • August 12, 30 B C-  Cleopatra VII committed suicide allegedly from a bite of an asp
  • August 13, 1608-  John Smith's story of Jamestown's first days submitted for publication
  • August 14, 1936-  First Olympic basketball game which was played in Berlin
  • August 15, 1519-  Panama City, Panama is founded
  • August 16, 1896-  Gold first discovered in Klondike by George Carmack


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