Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August 09

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1173 Construction of the campanile of the cathedral of Pisa (now known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa) begins; it will take two centuries to complete. Broadcast Tower of Our Tuning The Noise Made by People
2 1854 Henry David Thoreau published Walden. My Morning Jacket Into the Woods Z
3 1892 Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph. La Femme Télégraphe Le Podium #1 : La Femme
4 1944 The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time. The Zombies Smokey Day Odessey and Oracle
5 1945 World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. 39,000 people are killed outright. Jethro Tull Fat Man Stand Up
6 1969 Members of a cult led by Charles Manson brutally murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men's hairstylist Jay Sebring and recent high-school graduate Steven Parent. Charles Manson No Wrong - Come Along Family Jams
7 1988 Wayne Gretzky is traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in one of the most controversial player transactions in ice hockey history, upsetting many Canadians so much that some considered him a "traitor" to his home country. Elliott Smith King's Crossing From a Basement on the Hill

(Historical facts about August 09 are from Wikipedia.)

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