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AUGUST 2

Zachary Dunn was born.

Fred Marino was born.

Jerry Rea was born.

Kevin and Kathy Boyle were married.

 

1909 - The first Lincoln penny was issued.

 

AUGUST 3

1949 - The National Basketball Association was formed.

1981 - U.S. air traffic controllers went on strike.

 

AUGUST 4

Keith Green was born.

Brielle Heeran was born.

 

1892 - Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother were killed with an axe in Fall River, Mass.

1944 - Anne Frank and her family were found hiding in Amsterdam by Nazis.

 

AUGUST 5

James Supple was born.

Mike Dalton was born.

Anne Murphy was born.

 

1861 - For the first time, the U.S. government levied an income tax.

1962 - Marilyn Monroe died.

 

AUGUST  6

John Grillo was born.

Janice Ameruso was born.

1945 - The first atomic bomb used in warfare was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

1997 - British prime minister Tony Blair and Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams meet—the first time in 76 years that a British leader and an IRA ally meet.

 

AUGUST 7

Jim Cunningham was born.

 

2000 - Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Conn., was selected by Al Gore to be the first Jewish vice-presidential candidate on a major party ticket.

2007 - Barry Bonds passes Hank Aaron on baseball’s all-time homerun list. The record is discredited by many because of Bonds' alleged steroid use.

 

AUGUST 8

Tom McVeigh was born.

Michael Foley was born.

Terri Bennett was born.

 

1876 - Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine.

1974 - President Nixon announced he would resign the following day as a result of the Watergate scandal.

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