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August 20 | Facts

August 20 | Facts

1964 As part of his Great Society policies, Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act which, among other things, established the Head Start program. 1968 The Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations invaded Czechoslovakia. 1977 The space probe Voyager 2 was launched. It continues to explore to this day, and is now more than 7 billion miles from Earth. 1980 Italian Reinhold Messner […]

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17 Unbelievable Vegan Recipes You Can Make With Canned Bean Juice (Aquafaba)

17 Unbelievable Vegan Recipes You Can Make With Canned Bean Juice (Aquafaba)

When I first heard about Aquafaba, I thought it was an April Fool’s Day joke. For those of you who haven’t heard, this miracle substance is taking the world by storm because of all the delicious egg-free recipes that you can make with it. So what is Aquafaba? It’s the juice in a can of beans. That’s right. Most people use the liquid from chickpeas […]

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August 19 | Facts

August 19 | Facts

1812 The U.S. frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, defeated the British ship Guerriere during the War of 1812. 1934 Germans voted to make Adolf Hitler Fuhrer. 1936 Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca was shot by Franco’s soldiers during the Spanish Civil War. 1960 American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was convicted of espionage in Moscow. 1977 Comedian Groucho Marx died in Los Angeles at […]

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August 18 | Facts

August 18 | Facts

1227 Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan died in China. 1587 Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents born in North America. 1894 Congress established the Bureau of Immigration, forerunner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. 1920 When Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, the three-quarters of the states necessary was achieved and American women got the right to vote. 1936 Spanish poet […]

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August 17 | Facts

August 17 | Facts

1807 Robert Fulton’s steamboat, the Clermont, began its trip up the Hudson River to Albany. 1863 Fort Sumter, S.C. was bombarded by Union ships during the Civil War. 1896 Prospectors found gold in Alaska, a discovery that set off the Klondike gold rush. 1945 Indonesian nationalists proclaimed independence from the Netherlands. 1962 18-year-old Peter Fechter was shot and killed by guards at the Berlin Wall, […]

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August 16 | Facts

August 16 | Facts

1777 The Revolutionary War battle of Bennington, Vt., won by American forces. 1829 The original Siamese twins, Eng and Chang, arrived in Boston. 1948 Baseball legend Babe Ruth died in New York City at age 53. 1960 Cyprus, the third-largest island in the Mediterranean, became an independent republic. 1962 Algeria was admitted to the Arab League. 1977 Elvis Presley died at Graceland, his Memphis,Tenn., home, […]

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August 15 | Facts

August 15 | Facts

1057 Macbeth, king of Scotland, was killed by Malcolm Canmore. 1911 Proctor & Gamble Company introduced Crisco vegetable shortening. 1935 Aviator Wiley Post and actor Will Rogers were killed in a plane crash. 1939 The Wizard of Oz premiered in Hollywood. 1947 The Indian Independence Bill created the two independent states of India and Pakistan. 1948 South Korea became the Republic of Korea. 1969 Woodstock […]

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August 14 | Facts

August 14 | Facts

1900 International forces entered Beijing, China, in an effort to suppress the antiforeign uprising known as the Boxer Rebellion. 1935 The Social Security Act became law. 1945 Japan surrendered to the United States, ending World War II. 1947 Pakistan became independent of British rule. 1951 Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst died in Beverly Hills, California. 1995 Shannon Faulkner became the first female cadet at the […]

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August 13 | Facts

August 13 | Facts

1521 After a three-month siege, the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán fell to the Spanish conquistadors, marking the end of one empire and the rise of another. 1868 A series of earthquakes killed 25,000 in Peru and Ecuador. 1906 An all-black army unit was accused of a shooting rampage that left 1 civilian dead at Fort Brown in Brownsville, Texas. In 1972 they were all exonerated. […]

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August 12 | Facts

August 12 | Facts

1624 Cardinal Richelieu was named chief minister of France by king Louis XIII. 1851 Issac Singer patented the sewing machine. 1865 British surgeon Joseph Lister became the first doctor to use an antiseptic during surgery. 1898 A peace protocol ending the Spanish-American War was signed. 1972 The last American combat troops left Vietnam. 1985 In the world’s worst single-aircraft disaster, a Japan Air Lines 747 […]

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