Six Surprising Stories From History August 7

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Do you enjoy learning new and interesting historical facts and trivia like me? Courtesy of Wikipedia, here are six surprising stories from this date in history, August 7th.

1909Alice Huyler Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip, traveling from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in 59 days.

1944IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (also known as the Harvard Mark I).

1947Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki, arrives in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 4,300-mile journey across the Pacific Ocean. Heyerdahl’s journey attempted to prove it was possible that pre-historic people could have traveled from South America to the Polynesian Islands.

1959 – The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation, replacing the "sheaves of wheat" design, and was minted until 2008.

1965 – The first “Reyes party” between Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters and the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang occurs at Kesey's property in La Honda, California, introducing psychedelic drugs to the gang world and forever linking the hippie movement to the Hell's Angels.

1987Lynne Cox becomes first person to swim from the United States to the Soviet Union, crossing from Little Diomede Island in Alaska to Big Diomede in the Soviet Union


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James Dray
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Morning Michelle.

I knew about most of these, except for the last one. thanks 

Aug 07, 2019 01:43 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Michelle - I do enjoy learning stories of history and it's interesting when some things that were seemingly just a memory return as if they were happening for the first time.  

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