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Monday, August 3
Columbus Sets Sail  (Other Events)
In 1492, Christopher Columbus begins his first voyage with three ships, Santa María, Pinta and Niña from Palos de la Frontera, Spain for the "Indies"


Tuesday, August 4
Genealogy Society Welcomes Visitors  (Library & Museum OPEN)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
112 W. Second St., Montgomery City, MO
The library and museum buildings are open to the public on Tuesday mornings until Noon, March thru November, weather permitting. Genealogy Society members are available to assist researchers. If you are traveling from afar, please confirm your visit by emailing mocogen@outlook.com.


Saturday, August 8
The Dollar Accepted  (Other Events)
In 1786, Congress unanimously chooses the dollar as the monetary unit for the United States of America


Monday, August 10
Smithsonian Inst. Established  (Other Events)
In 1846, Congress passes Act establishing the Smithsonian Institution, now world's largest museum and research complex


Tuesday, August 11
Genealogy Society Welcomes Visitors  (Library & Museum OPEN)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
112 W. Second St., Montgomery City, MO
The library and museum buildings are open to the public on Tuesday mornings until Noon, March thru November, weather permitting. Genealogy Society members are available to assist researchers. If you are traveling from afar, please confirm your visit by emailing mocogen@outlook.com.


Tuesday, August 11
Genealogy Society Monthly Meeting  (Genealogy Society Meetings)
1:30 pm
112 W. Second St., Montgomery City, MO
Monthly meeting of Genealogy Society members.


Wednesday, August 12
Singer Sewing Machine  (Other Events)
In 1851, American inventor Isaac Singer pattons the sewing machine


Friday, August 14
WW2 V-J Day 75th Anniversary  (Other Events)
Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) is the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War IIsigning the surrender document September 2, 1945, officially ending World War II.


Saturday, August 15
Mayflower Sails  (Other Events)
In 1620, Mayflower sets sail from Southampton, England, with 102 Pilgrims


Tuesday, August 18
19th Amendment 75th Anniversary  (Other Events)
Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote.


Tuesday, August 18
Genealogy Society Welcomes Visitors  (Library & Museum OPEN)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
112 W. Second St., Montgomery City, MO
The library and museum buildings are open to the public on Tuesday mornings until Noon, March thru November, weather permitting. Genealogy Society members are available to assist researchers. If you are traveling from afar, please confirm your visit by emailing mocogen@outlook.com.


Thursday, August 20
1866 Civil War Over!  (Other Events)
President Andrew Johnson made the formal declaration in 1866


Saturday, August 22
MCHS Board Meeting  (MCHS Meetings)
9:00 am
138 South Allen Street, Montgomery City, Mo.
The MCHS Board meets monthly on the fourth Saturday at the Senior Center while under COVID restrictions.


Monday, August 24
Landmarks Destroyed by British  (Other Events)
In 1814 British forces capture Washington, D.C. and destroy many landmarks (War of 1812)


Tuesday, August 25
New Orleans Founded  (Other Events)
In 1718Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana


Tuesday, August 25
Genealogy Society Welcomes Visitors  (Library & Museum OPEN)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
112 W. Second St., Montgomery City, MO
The library and museum buildings are open to the public on Tuesday mornings until Noon, March thru November, weather permitting. Genealogy Society members are available to assist researchers. If you are traveling from afar, please confirm your visit by emailing mocogen@outlook.com.


Wednesday, August 26
Free Kindergarten  (Other Events)
In 1873, first free kindergarten in the U.S. started by Susan Blow in Carondelet, a suburb of St. Louis,


Friday, August 28
Tom Thumb Looses to Horse  (Other Events)
In 1830 1st American built locomotive, "Tom Thumb" races a horse-drawn car from Stockton and Stokes Stagecoach Co from Baltimore to Ellicott Mills. Due to mechanical problems the horse won!


Sunday, August 30
Wm. Penn Sets Sail  (Other Events)
In 1682, William Penn leaves England to sail to the New World



Tuesday, September 1
Genealogy Society Welcomes Visitors  (Library & Museum OPEN)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
112 W. Second St., Montgomery City, MO
The library and museum buildings are open to the public on Tuesday mornings until Noon, March thru November, weather permitting. Genealogy Society members are available to assist researchers. If you are traveling from afar, please confirm your visit by emailing mocogen@outlook.com.