What Happened This Week in History?
- August 17, 1983- Prince's song "Delirious" was released
- August 18, 1227- Genghis Khan dies
- August 19, 1791- Benjamin Banneker published his first Almanac
- August 20, 1866- President Andrew Johnson formally declared the American Civil War over
- August 21, 1923- Kalamazoo, Michigan passed an ordinance forbidding dancers from gazing into the eyes of their partners
- August 22, 1938- Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers appeared on the cover of "LIFE" magazine
- August 23, 1305- William Wallace is executed by the English