The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

VJ Day, women's right to vote, Columbus sails

This week in history


Which are real?...

Aug. 13: 1913—Harry Brearly invents stainless steel. 2012—Thousands flock to Mayberry, N.C., in white linen suits and straw hats to celebrate Otis Campbell Day. Born: Phoebe Ann Moses a/k/a Annie Oakley (1860). Death and the Single Girl: Helen Gurley Brown (2012). International Left-Handers Day. Today’s Word: Privign—a stepson.

Aug. 14: 1846—Henry David Thoreau gets jailed for resisting taxes. 1848—The Oregon Territory is created. 1897—At British Columbia’s Fraser River, a fisherman lands a 1,387 pound sturgeon. 1945—VJ Day—World War II ends with the unconditional surrender of Japan. 1965—4,560 ice cream truck drivers start thinking about liquidat...

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