Wed, August 15, 2018 | 18:47

Today is Thursday, August 16, the 228th day of 2018. There are 137 days left in the year.

1743 — Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)

1812 — General Hull surrenders Detroit and Michigan territory to England

1819 — Manchester Massacre; English police charge unemployed demonstrators

1829 — Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker arrive in Boston to be exhibited

1858 — Britain’s Queen Victoria telegraphs President James Buchanan

1861 —Lincoln prohibits Union states from trading with Confederacy

1863 — Emancipation Proclamation signed

1870 — Fred Goldsmith demonstrates curve ball isn’t an optical illusion

1903 — Tigers play a home game in Toledo Ohio, Yanks win 12-8

1915 —KC’s Alex Main no-hits Buffalo (Federal League), 5-0

1934 — U.S. ends occupation of Haiti (been there since 1915)

1936 — 11th Olympic Games close in Berlin