Aug 19, 2009
On this day...
Aug 19, 1692
Five women and a clergyman were executed after being convicted of witchcraft in Salem, MA.
In other news...
The discovery of gold in California was reported by the New York Herald.
Gene Roddenberry was born in El Paso, Texas. Roddenberry's first career was as an airline pilot. Later, he created the TV series Star Trek.
U.S. President William Jefferson Clinton was born in Hope, Arkansas (the same year that Klipsch & Associates began making the Klipschorn).
Severe flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Diane, in the Northeast United States, claimed 200 lives.
Two dogs were launched in a satellite into Earth's orbit by the Soviet Union.