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      Here is what happened on Friday - August 26th...
      It is day 239 of the year 2016, and there are 126 days left...

      Famous People Born On This Day In History...

      1873,Lee De Forest, invented the Audion vacuum tube (radio tube.)
      1927,Francois Leydet

      Events On This Day In History...

      1629,Cambridge Agreement pledged. Massachusetts Bay Co. stockholders agree to emigrate to New England.
      1791,John Fitch granted a US patent for his working steamboat.
      1846,W. A. Bartlett appointed first US mayor of Yerba Buena (SF.)
      1907,Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 seconds.
      1920,19th Amendment passes - Women's Suffrage granted.
      1929,First roller coaster is built in America.
      1973,University of Texas at Arlington becomes the first accredited school to offer a course in belly dancing.

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