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8/26/2013 4:21:00 PM
World Almanac for August 26, 2013
Today is the 238th day of 2013 and the 67th day of summer.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1920, the 19th Amendment was formally adopted, granting women the right to vote.
In 1957, the Soviet Union announced it had successfully developed and tested an intercontinental ballistic missile.
In 1968, thousands of antiwar protesters flooded the streets of Chicago as the four-day Democratic National Convention began.
In 1982, the Argentine government lifted its ban on political parties.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Lee de Forest (1873-1961), inventor; Albert Sabin (1906-1993), microbiologist; Mother Teresa (1910-1997), missionary; Ben Bradlee (1921- ), journalist; Will Shortz (1952- ), crossword editor; Branford Marsalis (1960- ), musician; Melissa McCarthy (1970- ), actress; Macaulay Culkin (1980- ), actor; Chris Pine (1980- ), actor.

TODAY'S FACT: Lee de Forest invented the Audion tube, which amplified weak electronic signals and made broadcast radio possible.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1939, announcer Red Barber called the first Major League Baseball game to be broadcast on television.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "If you judge people, you have no time to love them." -- Mother Teresa

TODAY'S NUMBER: 1,550 -- strategic nuclear warheads the United States and Russia are permitted to have deployed according to the terms of the New START treaty signed in 2010.

TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Aug. 20) and last quarter moon (Aug. 28).


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