Historical Events for August 1995

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1st - Westinghouse purchases CBS-TV network
3rd - CNN en Espanol premieres
4th - Darryl Strawberry joins the NY Yankees
4th - Operation Storm begins in Croatia.
5th - The city of Knin, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated as the day of victory (Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day) in Croatia.
6th - "Damn Yankees" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 510 performances
6th - Dottie Mochrie wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mountain
6th - Indians & Browns play in Cleveland on same day for 1st time ever both lose - Chicago 5, Indians 1; Giants 19, Browns 13 (exhibition)
6th - Thousands of people in Hiroshima tribute on 50th anniversary of bomb
8th - Jeff King of Pirates is 16th NL player to HR twice in one inning
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry 9th - South Africa celebrates the first National Women's Day
10th - Dodgers leading 2-1 in 9th forfeit game to Cards, fans become unruly
12th - Lara completes 6th Test Cricket century, 152 at Trent Bridge
13th - 77th PGA Championship: Steve Elkington shoots a 267 at Riviera Calif
13th - Beth Daniels wins LPGA PING Welch's Golf Championship
14th - Shannon Faulkner becomes 1st woman to attend the Citadel
15th - Keylee Sue Sanders, 18, of Kansas, crowned 13th Miss Teen USA
17th - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
18th - Cards reliever Tom Henke earns his 300th career save
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 19th - After 5 days Shannon Faulkner quits as 1st woman at the Citadel
19th - Bruce Seldon TKOs Joe Hipp in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
19th - Mike Tyson returns to the ring & DQs Peter McNeeley in 38 seconds
20th - "The Play's the Thing" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 75 performances
20th - Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 37th consecutive save
20th - Kerrie Webb wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
21st - US marshals move in on Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 22nd - FBI agent Lon Horiuchi shoots at Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho
23rd - Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 38th consecutive save
23rd - Larry Hagman receives a liver transplant
24th - Fire that wipes 6,000 acres begins in Hamptons on Long Island
24th - Windows 95 debuts
25th - Andrew Symonds scores 254 Gloucs v Glam, world record 16 x 6
25th - Indians' Jose Mesa fails in save attempt after 38th consecutive saves
26th - Andrew Symonds hits 20 sixes in match for Gloucs v Glamorgan
26th - Lara completes 7th Test Cricket century, 179 at The Oval
27th - "Arcadia" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 204 performances
27th - 23rd du Maurier Golf Classic: Jenny Lidback
Golfer Tiger WoodsGolfer Tiger Woods 27th - 95th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
27th - Worst fire in New York in 80 years ends after 4 days
28th - Last day of Test Cricket for Richie Richardson
28th - Northants 7-781 decl defeat Nottinghamshire 527 & 157
29th - NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
30th - Cable News Network joins internet
30th - Tigers teammates Lou Whitaker & Alan Trammell play in 1,914 game together tying AL record

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