The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)



THURSDAY AUG 26, 2021 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.


The University of Michigan was founded.


The island volcano Krakatoa began cataclysmi­c eruptions, leading to a massive explosion the following day.


The first televised major league baseball games were shown on experiment­al station W2XBS: a doublehead­er between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field.


French Gen. Charles de Gaulle braved the threat of German snipers as he led a victory march in Paris, which had just been liberated by the Allies from Nazi occupation.


The Soviet Union announced it had successful­ly tested an interconti­nental ballistic missile.


The Democratic National Convention opened in Chicago; the four-day event that resulted in the nomination of Hubert H. Humphrey for president was marked by a bloody police crackdown on antiwar protesters in the streets.


The summer Olympics opened in Munich, West Germany.


13-year-old AIDS patient Ryan White began “attending” classes at Western Middle School in Kokomo, Indiana, via a telephone hook-up at his home -school officials had barred Ryan from attending classes in person.


The nation’s supply of vaccine for the impending flu season took a big hit when Chiron Corp. announced it had found tainted doses in its factory, and would hold up shipment of about 50 million shots.


Alison Parker, a reporter for WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Virginia, and her cameraman, Adam Ward, were shot to death during a live broadcast by a disgruntle­d former station employee who fatally shot himself while being pursued by police.

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