Aug 19, 2017
Saturday Morning Post. August 19. In 295 BC, the first temple to Venus, goddess of love, beauty and fertility, was dedicated in Rome. In 1848, gold was discovered in California and announced in the New York Herald. In 1856, Gail Borden patented a process of condensing milk by vacuum. In 1934, Adolf Hitler was given sole executive power in Germany and proclaimed Fuehrer. On that same day, the first All-American Soap Box Derby was held in Dayton. In 1944, Paris rose up against German occupation with the help of the Allies. In 1960, the Soviet Union launched two dogs, 40 mice, 2 rats and a variety of plants into space. In 1964, the Beatles began their first American tour in San Francisco. In 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev was placed under house arrest while on holiday. (Hmmm) Happy Birthday, Bernard Baruch, Coco Chanel, Ogden Nash, Renee Richards, Ginger Baker. It is World Humanitarian Day. Mission: Condense humanely.