1881 – Hurricane hits Florida & Carolinas; about 700 die.
1910 – Using twenty 137,000 candlepower arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at White Sox Park.
1918 – Christy Mathewson resigns as Cincinnati Reds manager to accept a commission as a captain in chemical warfare branch of US Army
1918 – Spanish flu arrives in Boston, beginning of the second wave and deadliest wave in the US.
1921 – J.E. Clair of Acme Packing Co of Green Bay granted an NFL franchise.
1934 – Harold Arien, Ira Gershwin and Yip Harburg’s musical “Life Begins at 8:40” premieres in NYC.
1940 – Caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan)
1948 – 102 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August.
1955 – “Guinness Book of World Records” 1st published.
1958 – Clark Griffin says Senators will probably accept offer to move to Minnesota.
1961 – Francis the Talking Mule is mystery guest on “What’s My Line”
1965 – The Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley, at his Los Angeles, California home.
1976 – Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open.
1984 – US President Ronald Reagan announces “Teacher in Space” project.
1990 – Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats.
1995 – 95th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods.
2006 – Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky, bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia killing 49 or 50 on board.
2008 – Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States.
2020 – Mike Pence accepts nomination for vice president at the Republican convention, calling for “law and order” after the shooting of Jacob Blake.