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0000: Today's Hortiscope: Take advantage of the last long evenings of summer to get outside and enjoy dinner al fresco or an impromptu game of croquet or badminton.
1609: Henry Hudson anchored his ship, the Halfmoon in what is now New York Bay
1823: Francis Peabody Sharp, Canadian horticulturist and orchardist, was born in Northampton, New Brunswick. He would become known as the "Father of Fruit Culture" in New Brunswick and developed the 'Crimson Beauty' (aka 'Early Bird') apple; his "Sharp's New Brunswick Apple" was extremely popular in the late 1800s.
1853: The 'Concord' grape was introduced by its breeder, Ephraim Wales Bull, to the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.
1903: The Society for Horticultural Science was formed in the rooms of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Boston, on the occasion of the 28th biennial session of the American Pomological Society. Liberty Hyde Bailey was co-founder and first president. In 1916, it would become known as the American Society for Horticultural Science.
1971: The Gladys Porter Zoo, a zoological and botanical garden in Brownsville, Texas, opened.
2005: The world's largest watermelon weighing 268.8 pounds (121.9 kg) was cut from its vine by Lloyd Bright.