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    • The term “global warming” appears for the first time
      The term “global warming” appears for the first time in print on August 8, 1975, with the publication of Wallace Smith Broecker's paper “Climatic Change: Are We on the Brink of a Pronounced Global Warming?” in the journal Science.  Five years earlier, in 1970, Broecker, a ...
    • 5-day long Russo-Georgian War begins
      On August 8, 2008, a long-simmering conflict between Russia and Georgia boiled over into a shooting war between the small Caucasian nation and the superpower of which it was once a part. The brief Russo-Georgian War was the most violent episode in a conflict that began more than a decade before. ...
    • Sonia Sotomayor is sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
      On August 8, 2009, Sonia Sotomayor is sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents, Sotomayor is the first Hispanic justice to serve on the nation's highest court. Sotomayor's mother was an orphan from rural Puerto Rico. Her father had a ...
    • Brigham Young chosen to lead Mormon Church
      After Joseph Smith, the founder and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormonism, and his brother, Hyrum, were murdered by an angry mob in an Illinois prison six weeks earlier, Elder Brigham Young is chosen to be the Church’s next leader. The decision, ...
    • Soviets declare war on Japan; invade Manchuria
      On August 8, 1945, the Soviet Union officially declares war on Japan, pouring more than 1 million Soviet soldiers into Japanese-occupied Manchuria, northeastern China, to take on the 700,000-strong Japanese army. The dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima by the Americans did not have the effect ...
    • Emiliano Zapata born
      Emiliano Zapata, a leader of peasants and Indigenous people during the Mexican Revolution, is born in Anenecuilco, Mexico. Born a peasant, Zapata was forced into the Mexican army in 1908 following his attempt to recover village lands taken over by a rancher. After the revolution began in 1910, he ...
    • German saboteurs executed in Washington
      During World War II, six German saboteurs who secretly entered the United States on a mission to attack its civil infrastructure are executed by the United States for spying. Two other saboteurs who disclosed the plot to the FBI and aided U.S. authorities in their manhunt for their collaborators ...
    • Nixon resigns
      In an evening televised address on August 8, 1974, President Richard M. Nixon announces his intention to become the first president in American history to resign. With impeachment proceedings underway against him for his involvement in the Watergate affair, Nixon was finally bowing to pressure from ...
    • Lights go on at Wrigley
      On August 8, 1988, the Chicago Cubs host the first night game in the history of Wrigley Field. The first-ever night game in professional baseball took place nearly 60 years earlier, on May 2, 1930, when a Des Moines, Iowa, team hosted Wichita for a Western League game. The match-up drew 12,000 ...
    • Gangsta rap hits the mainstream with the release of N.W.A’s "Straight Outta Compton"
      As of 1988, the top-selling hip hop albums of all time were Run D.M.C.’s Raising Hell and the Beastie Boys’ License to Ill, both released in 1987 and both selling millions without ruffling many feathers. In June 1988, Public Enemy released It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back, an album ...
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Welcome

2022 Tidewater Hamfest & Swap Meet
August 13, 2022
The Ambassador Club of Portsmouth
364 Peninsula Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Lat: 36° 50′ 16″ N Lon: 76° 19′ 07″ W

Talk-in has been changed and the new Frequency is:

146.850 – PL 100.0

DMR Suggested Simplex frequency 441.000 TG 99, TS 1

Admission 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 

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