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Subject: Aug 6th Events
Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2005 08:56:29 EDT
1926 - Nineteen-year-old Gertrude Ederle from New York became the first
woman to swim the English Channel and she picked this day to do it. She
accomplished the feat in 14 hours and 31 minutes, breaking the men’s record by two
1926 - You would have paid $10 a seat to see the first talking picture, Don
Juan, starring John Barrymore. The movie was shown at New York’s Warners’
Theatre in glorious black and white. Bear in mind that $10.00 in 1926 would
have almost bought a small theatre.
1928 - One of radio’s first serials was heard as Real Folks debuted on NBC.
1930 - Joseph Crater, 41 years old and a New York Supreme Court Justice,
mysteriously disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. His wife,
Estelle, declared Judge Crater to be legally dead in 1937.