TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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To­day is Satur­day, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2017. There are 127 days left in the year.

To­day’s High­light in His­tory:

On Au­gust 26, 1920, the 19th Amend­ment to the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion, guar­an­tee­ing Amer­i­can women’s right to vote, was cer­ti­fied in ef­fect by Sec­re­tary of State Bain­bridge Colby.

On this date:

In 1789, France’s Na­tional Assem­bly adopted its Dec­la­ra­tion of the Rights of Man and of the Cit­i­zen.

In 1817, the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan was founded.

In 1939, the first tele­vised ma­jor league base­ball games were shown on ex­per­i­men­tal sta­tion W2XBS: a dou­ble-header be­tween the Cincin­nati Reds and the Brook­lyn Dodgers at Eb­bets Field. (The Reds won the first game, 5-2, the Dodgers the sec­ond, 6-1.)

In 1957, the Soviet Union an­nounced it had suc­cess­fully tested an in­ter­con­ti­nen­tal bal­lis­tic mis­sile.

In 1964, Pres­i­dent Lyn­don B. John­son was nom­i­nated for a term of of­fice in his own right at the Demo­cratic Na­tional Con­ven­tion in At­lantic City, New Jer­sey.

In 1986, in the so-called “prep­pie mur­der case,” 18-year-old Jen­nifer Levin was found stran­gled in New York’s Cen­tral Park; Robert Chambers later pleaded guilty to man­slaugh­ter and served 15 years in pri­son.

In 2007: The $95 mil­lion Hawaii Su­per­ferry made its maiden run from Oahu to Maui, the first pas­sen­ger ferry ser­vice be­tween the is­lands. (How­ever, the ferry went out of busi­ness two years later.)

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