LEAD STORY Hurricane Katrina slams into Gulf Coast, 2005
AMERICAN REVOLUTION Battle of Chemung or Newtown, New York,1779
AUTOMOTIVE Charles F. Kettering, inventor of electric self-starter, is born, 1876
CIVIL WAR North and South clash at the Second Battle of Bull Run, 1862
COLD WAR State Department official discusses “captive populations”, 1950
DISASTER Hurricane Donna is born,1960
GENERAL INTEREST Pizarro Executes Last Inca Emperor, 1533
Eamon de Valera dies,1975
HOLLYWOOD Actress Ingrid Bergman dies on her birthday,1982
LITERARY Robert Frost leaves for a goodwill tour of U.S.S.R.,1962
MUSIC Michael Jackson is born,1958
OLD WEST Ishi discovered in California, 1911
PRESIDENTIAL Truman orders Navy to seize control of petroleum refineries,1945
SPORTS Marathoner assaulted at Olympics, 2004
VIETNAM WAR Khanh steps down, 1964
WORLD WAR I Women join British war effort, 1914
WORLD WAR II Red Cross announces Japan refuses passage of supplies for U.S. POWs, 1942
This Day in Wisconsin History
1923 – Lester Trimble Born
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Canadian strip clubs recruit students WINDSOR, Ontario, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Two Canadian strip clubs have offered female college students tuition assistance in return for removing their clothes in public.
Bird feeder lands woman in court HULL, Mass., Aug. 28 (UPI) — A Massachusetts woman’s love of birds — coupled with a tendency to overfeed them — has run her afoul of the law, officials said.
Fair replaces pig races with flying dogs NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Officials with New York’s Richmond County Fair said this year’s pig races were scrapped over swine flu concerns and replaced with a flying dog competition.
Dog takes impromptu 50-mile train ride GRAVESEND, England, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Members of a British family said they were shocked to hear their runaway dog hopped aboard a commuter train and turned up 50 miles away in London.
Prank sign warns of train station mice LONDON, Aug. 28 (UPI) — A prank sign posted at a London commuter train station had passengers tucking their pants into their socks to avoid attacks from mice.
Facebook’s oldest user meets Zuckerberg MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) — A 101-year-old California woman, believed to be Facebook’s oldest user, was treated to a tour of the company’s headquarters and met co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Beluga calf born in Chicago CHICAGO, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium announced the birth of a healthy beluga whale calf to mother Mauyak at the facility.
Cows wander onto interstate DARTMOUTH, Mass., Aug. 28 (UPI) — Massachusetts State Police said there were no human or bovine injuries when a pair of escaped cows wandered onto an interstate during the morning commute.
Typo spotted on school sign BOSTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Boston Public Schools officials said they are “in the process” of fixing a sign that misspells “neighborhood” as “neighoborhood.”
Schools still picking freshmen’s roommates AMHERST, Mass., Aug. 28 (UPI) — Officials at schools, including Amherst College in Massachusetts, say they are resistant to allowing freshmen to choose their own roommates.
Police bust fake fed in Florida VERO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) — Police in Florida said they arrested a man who claimed to be a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration/CIA agent and demanded free items from a Dunkin’ Donuts.
Lawsuit: Braces left on for 11 years PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 28 (UPI) — An Oregon 18-year-old is suing an orthodontist over permanent injuries he says were a result of wearing braces for 11 years.