On this day in history, Hurricane Andrew hits the Bahamas

August 23rd

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 1:36pm

1904 - Hard D. Weed patented the grip-tread tire chain for cars.

1947 - Margaret Truman, U.S. President Truman's daughter, gave her first public performance as a singer. The event was at the Hollywood Bowl and had an audience of 15,000.

1959 - In the Peanuts comic strip, Sally debuted as an infant.

1962 - The first live TV program was relayed between the U.S. and Europe through the U.S. Telstar satellite.

1970 - U.S. swimmer Gary Hall broke three world records at the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) outdoor swimming meet, held in Los Angeles, CA.

1992 - Hurricane Andrew hit the Bahamas with 120 mile per hour winds.

1993 - It was confirmed by Los Angeles police that Michael Jackson was the subject of a criminal investigation.

1996 - U.S. President Clinton imposed limits on peddling cigarettes to children.

1998 - Kathryn Schoonover was arrested when she was caught stuffing envelopes with cyanide and preparing to send them to people around the U.S.


 

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