Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Moments in Time

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Week of August 26, 2013

• On Aug. 30, 30 B.C., Cleopatra, queen of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, takes her life following the defeat of her forces against Octavian, the future first emperor of Rome. She committed...

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Monday, August 19th, 2013

Week of August 19, 2013

• On Aug. 22, 1776, the British arrive at Long Island — between Gravesend and New Utrecht — with 24,000 men, and on Sept. 15 captured New York City. It would remain in British hands until the...

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Monday, August 12th, 2013

Week of August 12, 2013

• On Aug. 13, 1878, Kate Bionda, a restaurant owner, dies of yellow fever in Memphis, Tenn., after a man who had escaped a quarantined steamboat visited her restaurant. The disease spread rapidly, and by October, 20,000...

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Monday, August 5th, 2013

Week of August 5, 2013

• On Aug. 11, 1856, a hurricane hits Isle Derniere, a resort community on the Louisiana coast, killing more than 400 people. The storm first brought blinding and torrential rain, then storm surges and finally a tidal...

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Monday, July 29th, 2013

Week of July 29, 2013

• On Aug. 3, 1492, from the Spanish port of Palos, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sets sail in command of three ships — the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria — on a journey to find...

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Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Week of July 22, 2013

• On July 24, 1567, during her imprisonment at Lochleven Castle in Scotland, Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate in favor of her 1-year-old son, later crowned King James VI of Scotland. In 1542, while...

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Monday, July 15th, 2013

Week of July 15, 2013

• On July 15, 1888, the Bandai volcano erupts on the Japanese island of Honshu, killing hundreds and burying many nearby villages in ash. The eruption left an 8,000-foot crater in the earth. In the aftermath, the...

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Monday, July 8th, 2013

Week of July 8, 2013

• On July 14, 1789, Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops storm and dismantle the Bastille, a royal fortress built in 1370 that had come to symbolize the tyranny of the Bourbon monarchs. This dramatic action signaled the...

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Monday, July 1st, 2013

Week of July 1, 2013

• On July 7, 1852, according to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories, Dr. John H. Watson is born. Coincidentally, the author died on this day in England at the age of 71. His first Sherlock Holmes story,...

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Monday, June 24th, 2013

Week of June 24, 2013

• On June 29, 1613, the Globe Theater, where most of Shakespeare’s plays debuted, burns down. The Globe was a round wooden structure with a stage at one end, and covered balconies for the gentry. The galleries...

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