The LuLac Edition #1733, August 27th, 2011
PHOTO INDEX: OUR "SATURDAY" LOGO, THE LATE STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, HARRY "PEANUTS" LOWERY WHO WAS A COACH ON GENE MAUCH'S TEAMS OF THE 60s AND PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE AND HIS VICE PRESIDENT, THAT OLD HIT MAKER HIMSELF CHARLES DAWES.
On this last Saturday of the month, we look at the actual date, August 27th to see who died, who was born and generally what was shaking in the world.
410 – The sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ends after three days.
1776 – The Battle of Long Island: in what is now Brooklyn, New York, British forces under General William Howe defeat Americans under General George Washington.
1810 – Napoleonic Wars: The French Navy defeats the British Royal Navy, preventing them from taking the harbour of Grand Port on Île de France.
1861 – Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
1962 – The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA.
1990 – Stevie Ray Vaughan dies in a helicopter crash.
On this day 1865 – Charles G. Dawes, 30th Vice President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1951). Dawes wrote this song that became a hit in the 1950s by Tommy Edwards.
In 1908 Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States (d. 1973)
“Peanuts” Lowery an old time coach for the Philadelphia Phillies was born on this day in 1917.
Also born on this day was Daryl Dragon, keyboardist (Captain & Tennille)
And of course on this date the Three Stooges performed one f their most talked about skits. You know it, you love it........Niagara Falls.