William James, Soviet ICBM, Chicago

On this day: August 26
The USSR announces the successful test of an ICBM – a "super long distance intercontinental multistage ballistic rocket ... a few days ago," according to the Soviet news agency, ITAR-TASS (1957)

The Democratic National Convention opens in Chicago (1968)

President B. Hussein Obama returns to Washington, D.C., head of Hurricane Irene, cutting short his annual presidential summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard (2011)

b: Anna Ulyanova (1864), Ivan Mihailov (1896); d: William James (1910), Charles Lindbergh (1974)

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