This was 220th day of the year and 145 days remained in the year.
August 8 in History
Dr. Michael-Gabriel Paccard and Jacques Balmat became the first to climb Mont Blanc.
Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine.
Sharon Tate, wife of director Roman Polanski, and four others were murdered by members of Charles Manson's "family."
The Summer Olympic Games opened in Beijing, China.
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