Friday, August 23, 2013

This Day in History: August 23rd

This Day in History: Dolley Madison orders servants to remove the portrait of George Washington from the walls of the Executive Mansion before British troops occupy and burn the building, 1814; Texas Ranger John Armstrong arrests outlaw Joh...n Wesley Hardin for the killings of dozens of people, an event chronicled in Bob Dylan's album of the same name, 1877; following up on the success of her cookbook, which was among the first in the country to provide exact recipes using measured amounts of ingredients for a wide variety of dishes, Fannie Farmer opens her famous cooking school in Boston, 1902; the Battle of Mons pits British forces against the Germans in the early days of World War I, 1914; Hitler and Stalin make a pact to avoid aggression against each other at the outset of World War II, a move that the Soviets would renounce only after Hitler later attacked Russia, throwing them into the fold of the Allies, 1939See More