August 10

Senate Republicans revealed apparent attempts by the government of China to buy influence with the Clinton Administration through the use of illegal political contributions, 1997.  Johnny Chung, a volunteer fund raiser, received $150,000 from the Bank of China three days before he gave a $50,000 check to an official in the White House.

First test of BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train through transbay tube, 1973.

The British government of Palestine denounced illegal immigration into that country by Jews and said captured aliens would be sent to a refugee camp in Cyprus, 1946.

The US Department of Agriculture reported that conditions in the "Dust Bowl" had improved, 1938. Grass was receiving enough moisture to survive, stabilizing much of the eroded land.

Lemhi County farmers called upon the state game warden to do something to stop antelope from gobbling their hay crops, 1930.

The Boise Symphony Orchestra held its first concert, 1913, on the steps of Idaho's recently-constructed state capitol building. Fifty musicians took part in the volunteer organization.

President Herbert Hoover was born, 1874. Hoover was a successful mining engineer. He was one of the first graduates from Stanford University. He organized famine relief for Russia after World War I and served as Secretary of Commerce.

Mormons celebrated their first harvest in Utah with a feast at Great Salt Lake City, 1848.

Chicago was chartered as a village, 1833.

French and Indian guerrillas attacked seven towns in Maine, 1703.

The youngster next door is not completely useless. At least five mothers use him for a bad example.

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not. -- Mark Twain

Ecclesiastes 2:14-16 (American Standard Version)

   The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walks in darkness: and yet I perceived that one event happens to them all. 
   Then said I in my heart, As it happens to the fool, so will it happen even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then said I in my heart, that this also is vanity. 
   For of the wise man, even as of the fool, there is no remembrance for ever; seeing that in the days to come all will have been long forgotten. And so does the wise man die even as the fool!

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