Plus what the “Hundred Guinea Cup” became and why Cythia Powell was in the news on this day.
Wednesday, August 22nd, the 235th day of 2012
Today is Be an Angel Day. Each of us is encouraged to do something nice for someone today.
It’s also Eat a Peach Day.
1775: Britain’s King George III proclaimed the American colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
On this date in 1851, a silver trophy called the “Hundred Guinea Cup” was won by the US sailing yacht “America” in a race against the British yacht “Aurora” around the Isle of Wight in England — the US brought the trophy home and renamed it the “America’s Cup.”
1968 Cynthia Powell filed for divorce – one day shy of her and her husband’s sixth anniversary. His name was John, John Lennon who was already seeing Yoko Ono.