On This Day August 26
On This Day in history:
1791- John Fitch is granted a United States patent for the steamboat
1858- First news dispatch by telegraph
1907- Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 seconds
1920- 19th Amendment to the US Constitution passes, woman are granted the right to vote.
1939- The first Major League Baseball game is telecast. It was a double header between
the Cincinnati Reds and Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, NY.
1946- George Orwell's novel "Animal Farm" is published in America.
1948- Alfred Hitchcock releases, "Rope."
1955- First color telecast on NBC of the Davis Cup tennis match.
1968- The Beatles' "Hey Jude" is released as a single in the United States.
1970- Jimi Hendrix's "Electric Lady Studio" opened in NYC.
1980- Death of Tex Avery, American cartoonist born in 1908.
1845- Mary Ann Nichols, English victim of Jack the Ripper
1952- Michael Jeter, American actor
1956- Mark Mangino, American football coach
1989- James Harden, American basketball player