[While researching August “trivia” last week, I came across some important
birthdays and other dates in the month. Looked like “fodder” for a few
grif.net quizzes this week! NO GOOGLE; we train monkeys to not think or
remember just push buttons. ANSWERS ON FRIDAY.]
August 1, 1944 what young girl penned her last entry into her diary?
August 2, 1876, frontier marshal “Wild Bill” Hickok was shot and killed
while playing poker at a saloon in Deadwood, South Dakota. What poker hand
was he holding when shot (now known as the “dead man’s hand”)?
August 3, 1994, Stephen G. Breyer made news when he did this?
August 4, 1901, Jazz trumpet player Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) was born. By
what nickname was he known?
August 5, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the first Federal
income tax. What was the “flat rate” (applicable only on very rich people
with income over $800)?
August 6, 1926, New Yorker Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to
accomplish what feat?
August 7, 1964, two U.S. Navy destroyers were allegedly attacked, starting
the Vietnam War. Where did this occur?
August 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon made an important announcement to
the nation. What news did he share?
Dr Bob Griffin
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”