Today in History: August 17th

One of the most famous grammar lesson in history came from the President of the United States on this day in history. The HAN Network’s Donald Eng takes a look back at that lesson event and others that happened in history on Aug. 13.

Also today in history: the first group of colonists sent by Sir Walter Raleigh landed in the New World in what would become present day North Carolina; Jonathan Trumbull, the first governor of the state of Connecticut and for whom the Fairfield County town is named, died in Lebanon, Connecticut. Don also share some interesting facts about Trumbull and his family.

The first commercial steamboat left New York today for a trip up the Hudson River. And a President’s video-taped testimony set off a long discussion about a verb…

You can catch Eng’s look back in history every day on the HAN Network’s Coffee Break news program, which streams live video at 11 a.m. at HANRadio.com/livestream/

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