Wednesday, August 29, 2012

This Week In History

August 29, 1922 – The first radio advertisement is broadcast on WEAF-AM in New York City.

August 30, 1836 – The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen.

August 31, 1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Al-Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris.

September 1, 1532 – Lady Anne Boleyn is made Marquess of Pembroke by her fiancé, King Henry VIII of England.

September 2, 44 BC – Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion.

September 3, 1838 – Future abolitionist Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery.

September 4, 1951 – The first live transcontinental television broadcast takes place in San Francisco, California, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference.

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