August History

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by jerry, Jul 27, 2002.

  1. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

    August 20, 1910
    Lt Jacob Fickel fires a .30-caliber Springfield rifle at the ground while flying as a passenger in a Curtiss biplane over Sheepshead Bay Track near NY City. This is the first time a military firearm is discharged from an airplane.

    August 20, 1961
    The government of East Germany erects a concrete wall between the east and west sectors of Berlin.

    August 8, 1990
    Thirty-Eight hours after recieving deployment notification, the first F-15C's from the first Tactical Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, VA are ready for combat in Saudi Arabia, joining the Royal Saudi AF in air defense operations.