LEAD STORY The Great Moon Hoax,1835
AMERICAN REVOLUTION David Hume dies, 1776
AUTOMOTIVE Michael Schumacher makes Formula One debut, 1991
CIVIL WAR Rebels attack at the Second Battle of Ream’s Station, 1864
COLD WAR Samantha Smith dies in plane crash, 1985
CRIME In Cold Blood author dies, 1984
DISASTER Hurricane David is born,1979
GENERAL INTEREST Council of Nicaea concludes, 325
Paris liberated, 1944
HOLLYWOOD The Wizard of Oz debuts,1939
LITERARY Novelist Martin Amis is born, 1949
PRESIDENTIAL Truman orders army to seize control of railroads, 1950
SPORTS Gooden becomes youngest 20-game winner in history, 1985
VIETNAM WAR McNamara concedes that bombing is less than effective, 1967
WORLD WAR I Germans burn Belgian town of Louvain, 1914
WORLD WAR II Liberation of Paris, 1944
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Angry cow rampages through Montana city BILLINGS, Mont., Aug. 24 (UPI) — A man sustained broken bones and other injuries after helping police capture a runaway cow in downtown Billings, Mont., police said Friday.
Family stuck at airport returns home SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 24 (UPI) — A family stranded at Salt Lake City, Utah, airport for five days, awaiting use of JetBlue’s discount passes, said members have returned home to Washington.
Snake smuggler foiled at Orlando airport ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 24 (UPI) — A man attempting to smuggle 27 snakes from Florida to Brazil in stereo speakers was caught at the airport, U.S. officials said.
Man following GPS drives car into harbor WHITTIER, Alaska, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Officials in an Alaskan town said a man unfamiliar with the area drove his car into a harbor on the advice of his GPS unit and survived along with his two dogs.
Drawing to pick same-name ballot order SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Aug. 24 (UPI) — Officials in a California city said a drawing will be held to decide which of two candidates with identical names will be listed first on a city council ballot.
Couple ride jetpacks to wedding NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 24 (UPI) — A Michigan couple teamed with a California adventure travel company to incorporate water-powered jetpacks into their wedding.
Litter of Cuban crocs born in Sweden STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Officials at a Swedish zoo said 16 Cuban crocodiles, the rarest breed in the world, were born to crocs once owned by Fidel Castro.
Noted musician’s violin seized in Germany FRANKFURT, Germany, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Belgian violinist Yuzuko Horigome said her $1.27 million Guarnerius violin was seized by German customs officials while she was passing through the country.
Swedish police seek garbage enthusiast MOTALA, Sweden, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Swedish police said they are searching for a man whose fascination with garbage leads him to hide in refuse trucks and film trash collectors at work.
Danes work to save WWII bunkers COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Aug. 24 (UPI) – Residents of Copenhagen, Denmark, said they were trying to convince city officials to preserve man-made bunkers from World War II.
Vegas ads cite Prince Harry pics LAS VEGAS, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Las Vegas tourism officials are criticizing whoever released nude photos of British Prince Harry for violating the “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” code.
London tailors object to Abercrombie plans LONDON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Tailors on an upscale London shopping street are objecting to plans for an Abercrombie & Fitch children’s store on their block.
Missing pigeons ‘big mystery’ in Scotland PEEBLES, Scotland, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Scottish homing-pigeon enthusiasts said they do not know what caused hundreds of the birds to disappear recently. It’s a “big mystery,” one said.