Wednesday, August 8, 2012

This Week In History

August 8, 2000 – Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor.

August 9, 1930 – Betty Boop made her cartoon debut in Dizzy Dishes.

August 10, 1519 – Ferdinand Magellan's five ships set sail from Seville to circumnavigate the globe.

August 11, 1929 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.

August 12, 30BC – Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, commits suicide, allegedly by means of an asp bite.

August 13, 1918 – Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.

August 14, 1880 – Construction of Cologne Cathedral, the most famous landmark in Cologne, Germany, is completed.

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