On this day: August 26

Published On: Aug 19 2013 01:02:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 26 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Major-league baseball makes its television debut, The Beatles release "Hey Jude," women stage a nationwide strike for equality, and aviation hero Charles Lindbergh dies, all on this day.

OTD August 26 - John Fitch's steamboat
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James Trenchard [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1791: John Fitch is granted a United States patent for the steamboat. The American inventor, clockmaker, entrepreneur and engineer constructed the first steamboat in the United States.

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