On August 4…

1792 – Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (Prometheus Unbound, Epipsychidion, The Witch of Atlas, Hellas, Adonais, A Defence of Poetry, Ode to the West Wind) was born in Sussex, England.

1821 – The Saturday Evening Post was published as a weekly for the first time.

1927 – Radio station 2XAG, later named WGY, the General Electric station in Schenectady, NY, began experimental operations from a 100,000-watt transmitter.

1964 – The bodies of 3 missing civil rights workers were found buried in an earthen dam near Philadelphia, Mississippi.  Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney had been missing since June 21.

Leave a comment

Filed under History

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s