The Smithsonian Institution is established - August 10th, 1846
On this day in 1846, thanks to an unusual bequest from British scientist James Smithson, the Smithsonian Institution was established in the United States.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The U.S. Forest Service introduces Smokey Bear - August 9th, 1944
On this day in 1944, Smokey Bear was chosen as the mascot of a new forest fire prevention campaign in the United States.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Masked bandits rob a Royal Mail train in England - August 8th, 1963
On this day in 1963, a masked gang committed the most notorious train robbery in British history, when they stole £2.6 million from a Traveling Post Office. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Operation Big Switch begins at Panmunjom, Korea - August 5th, 1953
On this day in 1953, with the Korean War winding down, both sides of the conflict began to exchange their remaining prisoners.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Saturday Evening Post publishes its first issue - August 4th, 1821
On this day in 1821, The Saturday Evening Post published its inaugural issue.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.