Daily Archives: August 17, 2017

Katzenbach defends U.S. actions in Vietnam 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 17 1967)


Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 10' (August 17, 1967, at 10:47)

(Thursday, August 17, 1967; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Under Secretary of State Nicholas Katzenbach said today that Congress had authorized President Lyndon Johnson “to use the armed forces of the United States in whatever way was necessary” when it passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution in August 1964. Continue reading Katzenbach defends U.S. actions in Vietnam 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 17 1967)

Pike Place Market opens in Seattle 110 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 17 1907)


Video: 'Pike Place Market - The Soul of Seattle'

(Saturday, August 17, 1907)Pike Place Market, a popular tourist destination and registered historic district in Seattle, opened today as City Council President Charles Hiram Burnett Jr., filling in for the elected mayor as acting mayor of Seattle, declared the day Public Market Day and cut the ribbon. Continue reading Pike Place Market opens in Seattle 110 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 17 1907)

First commercial steamboat service inaugurated 210 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 17 1807)


Video: 'Robert Fulton Invents the Steamboat'

(Monday, August 17, 1807) — The North River Steamboat, Robert Fulton’s first American steamboat, left New York City today for Albany up the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world. Continue reading First commercial steamboat service inaugurated 210 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 17 1807)