Today is Monday, August 21, 2017.


1660 Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building.
1872 Aubrey Beardsley
1904 Count Basie
1923 Chris Schenkel
1924 Jack Weston
1932 Melvin Van Peebles
1936 Wilt Chamberlain
1938 Kenny Rogers


Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco
1841 John Hampson patents the venetian blind
1959 Hawaii became the 50th state.
1965 Gemini 5 launched into earth orbit (2 astronauts)
1968 William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)
1968 Soviet Union invades Czechoslovakia.
1972 US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus is launched
1991 Second Russian revolution fails as coup leaders flee. Gorbachev returns to find Yeltsin a hero.

That's all for today.

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What happened on this day in history? What happened on your birthday? Web-based CDAY, an almanac for web servers, reports events, birthdays, and holidays, and supports RSS (XML).

Webmasters: Install CDAY on your web site to add value and attract visitors. This might work especially well with original data for a specific subject (e.g. baseball).


See the embedded demonstration on the right-hand of the page. You may also see a fuller demo with features such as date navigation and RSS.


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Your rights to use and distribute CDAY are licensed to you under the GNU General Public License.

Don't forget to download libraries, which are separate.

Monitor new releases using your or account.


For best results start with these instructions to test the program. Then embed PHP into your existing web pages and customize library data for your audience.



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