8/27/13

LBJ, W.E.B. DuBois, Long Live Teddy Kennedy

On this day: August 27
Petroleum discovered in Titusville, PA - world's first successful oil well (1859)

Kellogg-Briand Pact outlawing war signed by sixty nations (1928)

An IRA bomb kills British World War II admiral Louis Mountbatten (1979)

President B. Hussein Obama gives the eulogy, mostly about himself, at the funeral service of Senator Teddy Kennedy (2009)

b: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Joan Kroc (1928); d: W.E.B. DuBois (1963), Otto Strasser (1974)

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