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AUGUST 9

Thomas Pulkowski was born.

 

1936 - Jesse Owens became the first American to win four gold medals in one Olympics.

1995 - Jerry Garcia, lead singer and guitarist of the Grateful Dead, died.

 

AUGUST 10

1977 - David Berkowitz was arrested for the Son of Sam killings,

1993 - Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female U.S. Supreme Court justice.

 

AUGUST 11

Shane Kulman was born.

Dan Byrne was born.

Owen Loof was born.

 

1934 - The first inmates arrived at the federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.

1956  - Abstract artist, Jackson Pollock, died in an automobile accident.

 

AUGUST 12

Eileen McDerby was born.

 

1972 - The last American combat troops left Vietnam.

2013 - Notorious Boston gangster, James (Whitey) Bulger, was found guilty of 31 of the 32 charges he faced including murder and drug dealing.

 

AUGUST 13

Michael McMahon was born.

Valerie Dare was born.

Angelica Katz was born.

Rory Boyle was born.

 

1942 - Disney's Bambi opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

1961 - The border between East and West Berlin was closed and marked with a barbed wire fence.

 

AUGUST 14

Rugby Bob Johnson was born.

Kelly Anaya was born.

 

1935 - The Social Security Act became law.

2003 - The largest blackout in North American history hit the northeast.

 

AUGUST 15

George Boggiano was born.

 

1939 - The Wizard of Oz premiered in Hollywood.

1969 - Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened at Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York.

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