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Wizard of Oz, women suffrage, Groucho dies

This Week in History


Aug. 15: 1620—Pilgrims leave Southampton on the Mayflower. 1824 –Liberia is formed by freed American slaves. 1921—A silent film comedy is released that does not have a pie fight. 1939—The movie version of Frank L. Baum’s The Wizard of Oz premieres at Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

Aug. 16: 1863—Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation. 1962—Ringo Starr becomes the Beatles’ drummer. National Tell a Joke Day.

Aug. 17: 1859—In Lafayette, Ind., a balloon carries the first air mail. 1957—Philadelphia Philly Richie “Putt-Putt” Ashburn smacks a foul ball into the stands that hits Alice Roth, breaking her nose. When the game resumes, he hits another foul into the stands s...

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