The Week in History: August 14-18

It is time for another “The Week in History” sponsored by Cox Family Practice! We will give you insight on what happened this week in history. As always if there is an event that happened this week in history that we did not mention, then feel free to let us know here in the comments section, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

August 14

1873: “Field & Stream” magazine was first published
1925: The idea for Mount Rushmore was first pitched
1932: The 10th Olympic games closed in Los Angeles
1993: Reggie Jackson had his #44 retired by the Yankees on Reggie Jackson Day

August 15

1620: The Mayflower took sail from England carrying 102 Pilgrims
1939: “The Wizard of Oz” starring Judy Garland debuted in Hollywood
1950: The Indians turned the first triple play in franchise history at Cleveland Stadium
1997: The Seattle Mariners hit the 3,000th home run in franchise history (hit by Dan Wilson)

August 16

1954: “Sports Illustrated” magazine was first published
1959: The LPGA Seattle Golf Open was won by Betsey Rawls
1987: NY Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs 23-9
2008: Usain Bolt ran the 100 meter in 9.69 seconds, setting a new world record at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

August 17

1946: “Animal Farm” by George Orwell was published in the UK
1966: Willie Mays moved to 2nd place on the all-time home runs list
1973: Willie Mays hit his 600th home run (the last home run of his career)
1982: The Dodgers defeated the Cubs 6-5 in 21 innings (game ended on August 18, 1982)

August 18

1872: A M Ward issued the first mail-order catalog
1915: The Boston Braves defeated the Cardinals 3-1 in the opening of Braves Field
1931: Lou Gehrig played in his 1,000th consecutive game
1941: The Philadelphia Phillies committed 8 errors in a single game

If you know of an event that happened next week in history, then lets us know and we  will it in next week’s “The Week in History” post.

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