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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT - Martina McBride – Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre $29 for a Martina McBride Concert on Friday, August 24 at 8 p.m.

Jan Ernst Matzeliger (September 15, 1852 – August 24, 1889) was an African-American inventor in the shoe industry. He invented the first ever shoe making machine. His invention was perhaps "the most important invention for New England."


Army SGT Andrew R. Tobin, 24, of Jacksonville, Illinois. Died August 24, 2011, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died of wounds sustained when hit by enemy small-arms fire in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.


On August 24, 79 AD, Mt. Vesuvius in Pompeii, Italy exploded in a volcanic eruption. Tons of molten ash, pumice and sulfuric gas went miles into the atmosphere. In the 1800's, Archeologists were able to make casts of the bodies from the victims by filling the cavity with liquid plaster then carefully chipping away the lava, eventually to reveal a perfect cast of the body. Some people think these bodies are of "Petrified" humans, however they are NOT petrified.


Look of the Day

Kate Middleton took one of her favorites—her blue floral-print L.K. Bennett LWD (an oldie, but a goodie)—out for a spin, choosing to wear it during a visit to the national youth charity Youthscape. Seeing as how the dress was the main focal point of her look, the Duchess smartly styled her dress with pared-back neutral accessories.