On This Day (August 20th)

On This Day (June 3rd)

2004 Iraq War CIA Director George Tenet resigns.

1993 Ireland approves the sale of condoms They were removed from the official list of birth-control devices, making them available for sale in vending machines.

1972 First U.S. woman Rabbi 25-year-old Sally Jane Priesand is ordained at Wise Temple of Cincinnati, Ohio.

1949 First woman Treasurer of the U.S Georgia Neese Clark is nominated by Pres. Truman.

1937 The Duke of Windsor marries American divorcee Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson. He gave up his throne as King of England (1936) to marry her.

1916 Mary Edwards Walker’s Medal of Honor is revoked She was the first woman to receive the Medal of Honor. It was reinstated in 1977.

1888 Casey at the Bat The famous poem by Ernest L. Thayer is first published.

1851 First baseball team to wear uniforms The New York Knickerbockers.