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On This Day: August 08th

This is 220th day of the year and 145 days remain in the year.

in history
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."
1974
President Nixon announced he would resign the following day as a result of the Watergate scandal.
2008
The Summer Olympic Games opened in Beijing, China.
August 08 BirthdaysEmiliano ZapataPronunciation: [AmElyä´nO säpä´tä]
c.1879–1919, Mexican revolutionary, born in Morelos.
Sara Teasdalepoet
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlingsauthor
Dustin Hoffmanactor
Charles Bulfincharchitect
Matthew Hensonarctic explorer



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