Fri, August 17, 2018 | 13:12

Today is Friday, August 17, the 229th day of 2018. There are 136 days left in the year.

1787 — Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups

1846 — U.S. takes Los Angeles 

1858 — First bank in Hawaii opens

1863 — Federal batteries & ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston

1915 — Mob lynches Jewish businessman Leo Frank in Cobb County, Ga after death sentence for murder of 13-year-old
girl commuted to life

1918 — Samuel Riddle buys Man o’War for $5,000

1938 — Henry Armstrong won his third concurrent boxing championship

1939 — "Wizard of Oz" opens at Loew’s Capitol Theater in NY

1942 — U.S. bombers staged 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France