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JULY 30

Sharon Gabriel was born.

 1956 - The phrase "In God We Trust" was adopted as the U.S. national motto.

2002 - Lisa Leslie became the first woman to dunk in a professional basketball game.

 

JULY 31

1954 - Mount Godwin-Austen (K2), the world's second-highest peak, was climbed for the first time, by an Italian team led by Ardito Desio.

 

AUGUST 1

Sarah Romulo was born.

 1946 - President Truman signed the congressional acts that established the Atomic Energy Commission and the Fulbright Scholarship program.

1981 - MTV made its debut at 12:01 AM. The first video shown was Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles.

 

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.

Suzanne Blum 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.

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