Izaak Walton is born, and Lassen Volcanoes National Park is established.
Fri, Aug 09, 2013 at 6:00 AM
Aug. 9, 1593: Izaak Walton
, author of "The Compleat Angler," the first known book in praise of fishing, is born in England.
Aug. 9, 1916: Lassen Volcanoes
National Park (at right) is established. The northern California site includes mudpots, geysers and hot springs associated with active volcanic peaks.
Aug. 9, 2012:
Almost 50 years after the U.S. began spraying the defoliant chemical Agent Orange in Vietnam, the two countries began a $43 million joint project to clean up
a storage depot near the former U.S. airbase at Da Nang. Agent Orange has been linked to multiple health problems.
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