On this day in history..

On this day in history..
1565 – Oldest city in the US, St Augustine Fla, established
1789 – Sir William Herschel discovers Saturn’s moon Enceladus
1859 – A geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of USA, Europe, and even as far afield as Japan
1898 – Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink “Pepsi-Cola”
1924 – Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union
1937 – Toyota Motors becomes an independent company
1957 – Sen Strom Thurmond begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill
1963 – 200,000 demonstrate for equal rights in Washington, DC
1963 – Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream speech” at Lincoln Memorial
1973 – “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple goes gold
1982 – The first Gay Games are held in San Francisco
2005 – Hurricane Katrina hammers the south-eastern United States, especially New Orleans, Louisiana, and coastal Mississippi


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