Return to Daily IQ 1974Not a crookPresident Nixon announced he would resign the following day as a result of the Watergate scandal. 1588 English forces attacked the Spanish Armada, permanently crippling Spain's "invincible" fleet. 1786 Dr. Michael-Gabriel Paccard and Jacques Balmat became the first to climb Mont Blanc. 1876 Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine. 1900 The first Davis Cup tennis tournament began at the Longwood Cricket Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. 1963 In "The Great Train Robbery," some 15 thieves robbed the Glasgow-to-London mail train, making off with more than $6 million in cash. 1969 Sharon Tate, wife of director Roman Polanski, and four others were murdered by members of Charles Manson's "family." 2008 The Summer Olympic Games opened in Beijing, China. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: ?