Today in History

Today in history

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2022. There are 136 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Aug. 17, 1982, the first commercially produced compact discs, a recording of ABBA’s “The Visitors,” were pressed at a Philips factory near Hanover, West Germany.On this date:In 1807, Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat began heading up the Hudson River on its successful . . .

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