Yates Family Reunions




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Labor Day 1954
[September 6, 1954]

The fourth annual Yates reunion was held at Brown County Indiana State Park with the usual delicious basket dinner. Mr. A.L. Yates was elected President and Mrs. Wilfred Johnson Secretary. It was suggested that everyone collect information for the family tree.

The family wanted to hold the reunion for 1955 at Brown County Indiana State Park on Labor Day. [September 5, 1955]

Respectfully Submitted,

Dorothy Johnson

Editor's note:

A.L. Yates is Aubrey Lunsford Yates, son of John Robinson "Happy" Yates, grandson of John & Elizabeth Roberson Yates of Grantsburg, Indiana.

Dorothy Yates Johnson is daughter of Aubrey L. & Emily McClane Yates.

Brown County State Park is an Indiana state park on 15,696 acres near Nashville in Brown County, Indiana in the United States. The park opened to the public in 1929, and is Indiana's largest state park.


Things that occurred in September 1954

1st - Hurricane Carol strikes Long Island/New England, kills 68 ;   2nd - Hurricane Edna batters NE US, killing 20 ;   3rd - China begins artillery bombing on Quemoy & Amoy ;   3rd - Espionage & Sabotage Act of 1954 signed ;   3rd - Pope Pius X canonized a saint ;   3rd - The People's Liberation Army begin shelling the ROC-controlled islands of Quemoy. ;   3rd - The German U-Boat U-505 began its move from a specially constructed dock to its final site at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry ;   4th - 1st passage of McClure Strait, fabled Northwest Passage completed ;   5th - Dutch Super Constellation crashes at Shannon, 28 die ;  

6th - US plane shot down above Siberia ;   6th - Yankees use a record 10 pinch hitters ;   7th - Integration begins in Wash DC & Balt MD public schools ;   8th - Alan Freed leaves Cleveland to NYC for WINS radio ;   8th - SE Asia Treaty Org (SEATO) forms to stop communist spread in SE Asia ;   9th - Earthquake strikes Orleansville Algeria: 1,400 killed ;   9th - Indians becomes 1st Cleveland team to win 100 games in a season ;   10th - 12 second shock kills 1,460 in Orleansville Algeria ;   10th - Attempting to handle Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball catcher Ray Katt of Giants sets a major league record with 4 passed balls ;  

11th - 1st Miss America TV broadcast ;   11th - 20.4 cm rainfall at Brunswick, Maine (state record) ;   11th - Lee Meriwether (Calif), 19, crowned 27th Miss America 1955 (1st on TV) ;   14th - Giants' Willie Mays gets 82nd extra-base hit, breaks Mel Ott's record ;   14th - Hurricane Edna (2nd of 1954) hits NYC, $50 million damage ;   14th - USSR performs nuclear test ;   17th - Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in 8 for heavyweight boxing title ;   20th - 1st FORTRAN computer program run ;   20th - 1st National People's Congress adopts Chinese constitution ;  

21st - 1st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned ;   21st - Kleffens appointed chairman of General Meeting UN ;   24th - Tonight Show premieres on NBC (Johnny takes over 8 years later) ;   25th - Francois "Doc" Duvalier wins Haitian presidential election ;  

26th - Japanese ferry boat Toya Maru sinks in Strait of Tsugaru, 1172 die ;   26th - Typhoon hits Japan - 5 ferryboats sink killing about 1,600 ;   26th - Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop ;   27th - 1st African American Supreme Court page is CV Bush ;   27th - School integration begins in Wash DC & Baltimore Md public schools ;   27th - Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" premieres ;   29th - "Barefoot Contessa" starring Ava Gardner premieres at the Capitol ;   29th - "Masquerade Party," TV game Show; moves to ABC ;   29th - "Star is Born" starring Judy Garland & James Mason premieres ;   29th - Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive ;   30th - Nautilus, 1st atomic-powered vessel (sub), commissioned by the Navy ;  


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Labor Day 1955
[September 5, 1955]

The fifth reunion of the Yates Family was called to order by the President, Mr. A.L. Yates. Following a discussion of the family tree, the President appointed a committee consisting of John L. Yates, Arthur Yates and Earl Yates to compile the family history of this generation.

A motion was made and seconded that the reunion in 1956 be held on the Sunday before Labor Day for the convenience of family members who live far away. It was so voted.

A motion was made and seconded, that a Chairman, to name his own committee, be appointed to select a place of meeting for the 1956 reunion. The President appointed Mr. Wilbur Yates Chairman.

Mr. Arthur Yates asked for nomination of officers for the coming year. Mr. A.L. Yates, President and Mrs. Wilfred Johnson, Secretary were elected by acclamation.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dorothy Johnson

Editor's note:

A.L. Yates is Aubrey Lunsford Yates and Rev. Earl Ursel Yates, are sons of John Robinson "Happy" Yates, grandsons of John & Elizabeth Roberson Yates of Grantsburg, Indiana.

Dorothy Yates Johnson is daughter of Aubrey L. & Emily McClane Yates.

John Logan Yates is son of Thomas Jefferson Yates, grandson of John & Elizabeth Roberson Yates of Grantsburg, Indiana.

Arthur Lee Yates is son of James Wilson & Mary Ellen Ott Yates & grandson of John & Elizabeth Roberson Yates of Grantsburg, Indiana.

Wilbur Wilson Yates is son of Arthur Lee Yates.

Brown County State Park is an Indiana state park on 15,696 acres near Nashville in Brown County, Indiana in the United States. The park opened to the public in 1929, and is Indiana's largest state park.


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September 2, 1956

The sixth reunion of the Yates family was held at the American Legion Post in Paris, Illinois, September 2, 1956. It was noted that several of the faithful were absent due for the most part, to illness.

Following a round of greetings and visiting, a sumptuous basket dinner was served to the delight of all present including an old friend of the Yates clan; Ed Bell. Another old acquaintance made his appearance on the scene, known to most of the older known as Ed Riley formerly of the Union Chapel neighborhood near Grantsburg, Indiana. The presence of these "Old Timers" was deeply appreciated by the older members, particularly those from the Grantsburg, Indiana and immediate vicinity.

Upon completion of the meal, the meeting was called to order by the President A.L. Yates. The group was entertained by the Yates Quartet and the President requested a repeat performance at the 1957 reunion. A committee for entertainment was appointed consisting of Elmer Yates, Chairman, Roy Yates and Jimmie Yates to arrange a program for the next reunion.

A motion by Arthur Yates for the continuation of A.L. Yates as Chairman of the reunion was seconded by Kern Lankford and carried.

A resolution commemorating two departed members in the past year, Carl Yates and Wilfred Johnson, was read by Shirley Chapman and adopted unanimously; copies of the resolution to be given to Luella Yates and Dorothy Johnson.

In view of the splendid service rendered in location and arrangement of the 1956 reunion, the Chairman reappointed Wilbur Yates to handle arrangements for the 1957 reunion.

The meeting was adjourned by the Chairman,

Respectfully submitted,

Ruth Collier

Editor's note:

Ed Bell; Eddie F. Bell was born in 1881 in Crawford Co, Indiana; He was the son of George W. Bell and Scilitia Viola. He married Oma. She was born 1886 in Indiana; at the time of the reunion they resided in Chrisman, IL.

Ed Riley; Ed Riley was born in 1865. He was the son of Wesley W. Riley (1843-1907 buried Union Chapel) and Mariah Yates. He married Lula Froman.

Mariah Yates was born 1843 in Crawford Co, IN and died 1911. She was the daughter of Tolbert Thompson Yates and Jenny Jane McCraney of Grantsburg, Indiana. She married Daniel Harding in 1866. She married William Cox who was born Abt 1851 in Indiana. She married Wesley W. Riley.

Kern Lankford is the husband of Vera Gertrude Strine, daughter of Bessie Gertrude Yates Strine who is daughter of John Robinson "Happy" and Narcissus L. Landiss Yates of Grantsburg, Indiana.

Shirley Joan Strine Chapman is wife of Leslie W. Chapman, daughter of Bessie Gertrude Yates Strine who is daughter of John Robinson "Happy" and Narcissus L. Landiss Yates of Grantsburg, Indiana.

Carl Bernell Yates is son of Harry Elmer and Jessie Laswell Yates; Harry is son of James Wilson & Mary Ellen Ott Yates & grandson of John & Elizabeth Roberson Yates of Grantsburg, Indiana.

Luella Carpenter Yates is the wife of Carl Bernell Yates. She is the daughter of LeRoy Fremont and Nellie Mae Blakeney Carpenter residents in Edgar County, IL and Vermilion County, Indiana.

Wilfred R. Johnson is the husband of Dorothy V. Yates Johnson; daughter of Aubrey L. & Emily McClane Yates. Wilfred was the son of Harry and Emma Winchester Johnson. They were originally from London, England and settled in Bedford, Indiana.

A.L. Yates is Aubrey Lunsford Yates son of John Robinson "Happy" Yates, grandson of John & Elizabeth Roberson Yates of Grantsburg, Indiana.

Ruth Yates Collier is daughter of Aubrey L. & Emily McClane Yates.

Arthur Lee Yates is son of James Wilson & Mary Ellen Ott Yates & grandson of John & Elizabeth Roberson Yates of Grantsburg, Indiana.

Charles Elmer Yates and Wilbur Wilson Yates are sons of Arthur Lee & Ella Harmon Yates from English and Grantsburg, Indiana residing in Chrisman, IL.

Rev. Roy Francis Yates and James Robert Yates are sons of Harry Elmer & Orlia Georgeann Tingley Yates from Grantsburg, Indiana and Clark Co., IL were residing in Metcalf, IL.

September 2, 1956

BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Yates Reunion assembled, express our sincere regrets and deep sorrow at the passing of two of our members, namely Carl Yates whose passing occurred October 17, 1955; also the passing of Wilfred Johnson on February 3, 1956.

This reminds us, the living, of the uncertainty of our days and gives to us a higher appreciation of the opportunity of seeing and visiting together on this annual occasion.

Be it further noted, that it was largely through the efforts of Wilfred and Mrs. Johnson that this annual Reunion was inaugurated and built to its present proportions. He looked forward to this yearly event with eagerness and anticipation of meeting and visiting with all members of the family- He was among the first to arrive and the last to depart, enjoying every minute of it.

The presence of each of the deceased members will be sorely missed by all.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the minutes of the assembly as a permanent record, and, that the secretary be instructed to convey to the respective widows and families of the deceased a copy of this resolution.


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September 1, 1957

The seventh reunion of the Yates family was held at the American Legion Post in Paris, Illinois, September 1, 1957. After the usual basket dinner, the reunion was called to order by the President, A.L. Yates. Minutes of the 1956 reunion were read and approved.

The family tree was discussed at length and the President asked all the family to be alert for additional information. The President asked for nomination for President and Secretary for 1958. Arthur Yates motioned that officers remain for another year. Harry Yates seconded and motion carried.

Elmer Yates and Marjorie Ijams are in charge of entertainment for 1958. Chairman of the committee for location and arrangements to be made later; as requested by the President, the Secretary sent a letter to Wilbur Yates thanking him on behalf of the family, for the pleasant location and the entertainment for the children. The Legion Locomotive was enjoyed by a few adults also.

American Legion Specialty Train

No deaths reported for 1957. Welcomed into the family reunion were James Patrick Yates (August 22, 1957), son of James Yates and Mary Catherine Johnson (May 1, 1957), daughter of Richard Johnson and Granddaughter of the President.

Meeting was adjourned by the President.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dorothy Johnson

See the list of Attendees here.

Editor's note:

A.L. Yates is Aubrey Lunsford Yates son of John Robinson "Happy" Yates, grandson of John & Elizabeth Roberson Yates of Grantsburg, Indiana.

Dorothy Yates Johnson is daughter of Aubrey L. & Emily McClane Yates.

Arthur Lee Yates and Harry Elmer Yates are sons of James Wilson & Mary Ellen Ott Yates & grandsons of John & Elizabeth Roberson Yates of Grantsburg, Indiana.

Charles Elmer Yates and Wilbur Wilson Yates are sons of Arthur Lee Yates.

Marjorie Millard Yates Ijams is the wife of Bill Ijams; she is a daughter of Harry Elmer and Jessie Laswell Yates; Harry is son of James Wilson & Mary Ellen Ott Yates & grandson of John & Elizabeth Roberson Yates of Grantsburg, Indiana.

James Patrick Yates is the son of James Robert Yates, a son of Harry Elmer & Orlia Georgeann Tingley Yates from Grantsburg, Indiana and Clark Co., IL. They were residing in Metcalf, IL.

Mary Catherine Johnson is the daughter of Richard Johnson, son of Dorothy V. Yates Johnson; she is a daughter of Aubrey L. & Emily McClane Yates.

Chrisman, IL
September 24, 1957

The American Legion
Paris Post 211
Paris, Illinois

Dear Comrades:

The Yates clan held their annual reunion on the Legion Grounds Sunday September 1st. All arrangements were made with your club manager, Howard Egan. I wish to express our appreciation and thanks to Paris Post 211 for the use of your facilities. My special thanks to Howard Egan and Otis Hale.

It was indeed a privilege for us to hold our reunion at a nice clean and quite place. Thanks a million.

Wilbur W. Yates
Location Chairman
Yates Reunion

Things that occurred in September 1957

1st - Excursion train crashed into a ravine killing 175, injuring 400;   2nd - 1st edition newspaper the Ware Time (in Suriname), 1,700 die;   2nd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site;   3rd - Dodgers play last game in Jersey City (11-4 in NJ) ;   3rd - KTCA TV channel 2 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting;   3rd - Warren Spahn sets record for a lefty pitcher with 41st shut-out;   4th - Ford Motor Co introduces Edsel;   4th - Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to stop 9 black students from entering a Little Rock high school;   5th - Cuban dictator Batista bombs Cienfuegos uprising;   5th - Yugoslavia bans Milovan Djilas' book "new class marine officers";  

6th - Elvis records "White Xmas," "Silent Night" & "Here Comes Santa Claus";   8th - Jackie Wilson, releases his 1st solo single "Reet Petite";   8th - Pope Pius XII encyclical On motion pictures, radio, TV;   9th - "Diana" by Paul Anka reaches #1;   9th - Nashville's new Hattie Cotton Elementary School dynamited;   9th - Pres Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction;  

12th - Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus visits US;   14th - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia;   14th - UN resolution deplores & condemns USSR invasion of Hungary;   14th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site;   15th - "Bachelor Father" with John Forsythe premieres;  

16th - Coup in Thailand (Premier Songgram deposed) ;   16th - LA City Council approves 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for Dodgers;   17th - Scott Crossfield takes X-15 up for 1st powered flight;   17th - Thailand military coup under marshal Sarit Thanarat;   17th - 2 male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren & producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico;   18th - "Wagon Train" premieres;   18th - Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels;   19th - 1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas Nevada;   19th - First American underground nuclear bomb test;  

21st - "Perry Mason" with Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV;   21st - Olav V, becomes king of Norway;   21st - Pote Sarasin forms govt in Thailand;   22nd - "Maverick" premieres;   22nd - Duke Snider's 39th & 40th home runs are last hit at Ebbets Field;   23rd - "That'll Be Day" by Buddy Holly & Crickets reaches #1;   23rd - Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2;   23rd - White mob forces 9 black students who had entered a Little Rock high school in Arkansas to withdraw;   24th - Bkln Dodgers play last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0;   24th - Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools;   25th - 300 US Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central HS in Ark;   25th - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia;   25th - Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced;  

26th - Dag Hammarskjoeld re-elected secretary-general of UN;   26th - Musical "West Side Story," opens on Broadway;   26th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR;   27th - Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built;   28th - "Dollar A Second," last airs on NBC-TV;   28th - "Gisele MacKenzie Show," debuts on NBC-TV;   28th - "Honeycomb," by Jimmie Rodgers hits #1;   28th - Dutch Queen Juliana opens Velser Tunnels;   29th - "DuPont Show of the Month," debuts on CBS-TV;   29th - "Paul Winchell Show," debuts on ABC-TV;   29th - 300 die as express train hits stalled train (Montgomery W Pakistan) ;   29th - Buddy Holly & Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away";   30th - French govt of Mauroy, resigns due to Algeria;  


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August 11, 1958

Dear folks:

It is the considered opinion and decision of the executive committee to post-pone the 1958 assembly to 1959. In part, this decision was arrived at due to the failure of the last session to select a meeting place, which, along with other circumstances over which we have no control, makes it advisable to post-pone the meeting to 1959.

The location of the 1959 meeting will be selected well in advance and you will be so advised,

A. L. YATES, Chairman

Things that occurred in August 1958

1st - 1st class postage up to 4 cents (had been 3 cents for 26 years) ;   2nd - Jordan & Iraq disolve their Arab Federation, after 3 months ;   3rd - USS Nautilus begins 1st crossing of Arctic Ocean under icecap ;   5th - Atomic sub USS Nautilus completes 1st trip under North Pole ;  

6th - Glenn Davis sets record of 49.2 in 400-meter hurdles ;   6th - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island ;   14th - Canadian Football League plays 1st game (Winnipeg 29, Edmonton 21) ;   14th - Cleve Indian, Vic Power steals home twice in 1 game ;   14th - KLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99 ;   15th - 25th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 35, Detroit 19 ;   15th - Buddy Holly weds Maria Santiago ;  

17th - World's 1st Moon probe, US's Thor-Able, explodes at T +77 sec ;   18th - "Lolita," by Vladimir Nabokov, published ;   18th - Betsy Palmer joins Today Show panel ;   18th - Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde ;   18th - Floyd Patterson TKOs Roy Harris in 13 for heavyweight boxing title ;   18th - Perez Prado "Mambo King," receives one of the 1st gold records ;   18th - TV game show scandal investigation starts ;   18th - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak ;   19th - NAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters ;  

22nd - Argos' Boyd Carter, Dave Mann combine for record 131-yd punt return ;   22nd - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island ;   23rd - China PR resumes fire on Quemoi & Matsoe ;   23rd - Marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours ;   23rd - Chinese Civil War: The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins with the People's Liberation Army's bombardment of Quemoy ;  

27th - Clark Griffith says Senators will prob accept offer to move to Minn ;   27th - US performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean ;   27th - USSR launches Sputnik 3 with 2 dogs aboard ;   29th - Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colo ;   29th - George Harrison joins Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe) ;   30th - US performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean ;  


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July 27, 1959

ANNOUNCING THE YATES REUNION

The 8th Reunion will be at West Salem, IL, August 15, 1959 Selection of West Salem has two principal advantages, it is the more central location and, will not require the women to fix a basket of food: plenty of food will be available at less than the cost of fixing a basket.

The West Salem Chowder & Homecoming is held on this same date which will enable us to see a lot of old friends & acquaintances in addition to Yates relatives. Place of meeting will be the public square, and the band stand will be the meeting point.

Let us once more renew the old ties of friendship and good will.

A. L. YATES

August 15, 1959

NO BUSINESS MEETING

Things that occurred in July 1959

1st - Israeli Knesset agrees to weapon sales to West-Germany;   2nd - "Plan 9 From Outer Space," one of the worse films ever, premieres;   2nd - Prince Albert marries Princess Paola in Brussels;   3rd - 73rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Alex Olmedo beats Rod Laver (64 63 64) ;   3rd - 88th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 284 at Muirfield Gullane;   4th - America's new 49-star flag honoring Alaska statehood unfurled;   4th - Cayman Islands separated from Jamaica, made a crown colony;   5th - Ben-Gurion's Israeli govt resigns;   5th - Indonesia restores constitution;   5th - Jack Gelber's "Connection," premieres in NYC;  

6th - Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic;   12th - NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during Yankee-Red Sox game;   14th - 1st atomic powered cruiser, Long Beach, Quincy Mass;   15th - The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history ;  

17th - 2,000 ft long by 1,300 foot wide section of ridge falls into Madis;   17th - Dr Leakey discovers oldest human skull (600,000 years old) ;   17th - Tibet abolishes serfdom;   17th - River Canyon extending man-made Lake Hebgen by 5 miles. (Montana) ;   18th - 1st black to win a major golf tournament (William Wright) ;  

21st - 1st nuclear powered merchant ship, NS Savannah, christened, Camden NJ;   21st - Red Sox are last team to use a black player (Pumpsie Green) ;   22nd - Benjamin Britten's "Missa Brevis" in D, premieres;   22nd - Earth gas found at Kolham (Slochteren) Groningen;   23rd - VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR;   24th - 500,000th Dutch TV set registered;   24th - VP Nixon argues with Khrushchev, known as "Kitchen Debate";   25th - SR-N1 hovercraft crosses the English Channel from Calais to Dover in just over 2 hours. ;  

27th - William Shea announces he plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961;   28th - Great-Britain starts using postal codes;   28th - Hawaii's 1st US election sends 1st Asian-Americans to Congress;   29th - First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union. ;   30th - In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4;  


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August 11, 1985
Chrisman, Illinois

Things that occurred in August 1985

1st - 15.4 cm rainfall at Cheyenne, Wyoming (state record); 1st - Emmy 12th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 6th time; 1st - Vince Coleman steals 2 bases in 1st inning, for NL rookie record 74; 2nd - 5 die in a train crash in Westminster CO; 2nd - Delta Lockheed L-1011 crashes at Dallas-Ft Worth Airport, 137 die; 2nd - NASA launches space vehicle S-209; 3rd - Train crash at Flaujac, France: 35 killed; 5th - Baseball players go on strike for 2 days; 5th - Establishment of a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is announced;

6th - 19th space shuttle mission (51-F), Challenger 8, lands at Edwards AFB; 6th - Major League Baseball Players Assn go on strike; 7th - Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album"; 7th - Baseball players end a 2 day strike; 7th - Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts; 10th - Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle song) for $47 million; 10th - Uno Lindstron of Sweden, juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles;

11th - Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz; 11th - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic; 11th - Rudolf Povarnitsin of USSR sets new high jump world record (7'10"12); 12th - Japanese Boeing 747SR crashes, 520 die (worst in-flight toll); 15th - Iraqi air raid on Iran oil-island Kharg;

16th - Madonna weds Sean Penn on her 27th birthday; 17th - 1,400 meatpackers walk off the job at a Geo A Hormel & Co plant; 17th - Rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India; 20th - 1st NL pitcher to strike out 200+ in 1st 2 seasons (Dwight Gooden); 20th - Israel ships 96 TOWs to Iran on behalf of US; 20th - Libya throws out 1000s Tunisian/Egyptian gas workers;

21st - Mary Decker Slaney runs mile in world record 4:16.71; 21st - NY Lotto pays $41 million to three winner; 22nd - Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at airport of Manchester, 55 killed; 23rd - West German top counter espionage Hans Tiedge moves to German DR; 23rd - Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games; 25th - STS 51-I scrubbed at T -9m because of an onboard computer problem;

26th - Balt Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs Calif Angels; 26th - French government claims no knowledge of assault on Rainbow Warrior; 27th - 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-launched; 27th - Mary Joe Fernandez, 14 years & 8 days old is youngest to win a US Tennis Open match; 29th - Atlantis moves to launch pad for 51-J mission; 29th - Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation; 29th - NY Yank Don Baylor is hit by a pitch for a record 190th time; 31st - Night Stalker suspect that terrorized S Calif captured in East LA


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August 9, 1987
Casey, Illinois

Things that occurred in August 1987

1st - Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title;   1st - Nurse Mary R Stout chosen chairperson of Vietnam Veterans of America;   2nd - Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH) ;   2nd - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR;   3rd - Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6 in London, England ;   3rd - Discovery in Orbital Processing Facility is powered up for STS-26;   3rd - Twins Joe Niekro is caught with a file on the mound & is ejected;   4th - At the Kingdome, Ruppert Jones hits a foul ball that sticks in speaker;   4th - FCC vote 4-0 to rescind fairness doctrine for broadcasters;  

8th - Lynne Cox became 1st to swim from US to Russia across Bering Strait;   9th - "Les Miserables," opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv;   10th - Flight Readiness Firing of Discovery's main engines is successfully;   10th - Kevin Gross is 2nd pitcher in 8 days to be ejected for scuffing ball;  

11th - France & Great-Britain send minesweepers to Persian Gulf;   13th - Jackie Joyner-Kersee ties world record with 24'5½" jump;   14th - Oakland's Mark McGwire sets rookie HR record at 39, en route to 49;  

16th - Northwest Airlines 255 plane crashes in Detroit, 156 die (1 lives) ;   17th - Mohammad Ali elected to "Ring" magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame;   18th - Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, retires from NFL;   18th - Ohio nurse Donald Harvey sentence to triple life (poisoned 24) ;   19th - Hungerford Massacre: in the United Kingdom, Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with an assault rifle and then commits suicide ;  

21st - Clayton Lonetree, 1st marine court-martialed for spying, convicted;   22nd - Madonna's "Who's That Girl," single goes #1;   23rd - 15-years old boy hijacks KLM B737, demands $1 billion;   24th - Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes;   25th - Dow Jones industrial stock avg reaches record 2722.42;   25th - Madonna sings in Rotterdam;   29th - Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time;   30th - Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec;   31st - Curtis Strange sets golf's earning for year record ($697,385) ;   31st - Michael Jacskon's "Bad" video premieres on CBS TV;   31st - South Africa longest mine strike in history ends;  


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