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This Week in History


Aug. 29: 1898—Frank Seiberling of Akron, Ohio, founds the Goodyear Tire Company named for Charles Goodyear, the inventor of vulcanized rubber. 1911—Henry Wentworth Smythe is ostracized from polite society for suggesting lawn tennis players wear shorts rather than long white pants. 1949—The Soviets blow up the First Lightning or Joe 1, their first atomic bomb. 2005—1,836 persons are killed and property damage of over $80 billion results after Hurricane Katrina strikes the Gulf Coast. Born: Charlie “Bird” Parker (1920). National Safe at Home Week, National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day.

Aug. 30: 1146—The weapons race is to come to an end along with war in general when European lea...

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