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    ON THIS DAY

    On July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. World War I began as declarations of war by other European nations quickly followed.
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    ON THIS DAY

    Britain's Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
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    I remember that day, trying to remember what year it was. 1980ish?
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    ON THIS DAY

    On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis, which had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. Only 316 out of 1,196 men survived the sinking and shark-infested waters.
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    True story referenced in Jaws. Also the subject of another movie that I can't clearly remember the title of. Mission of the Shark, maybe?
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    On July 31, 1964, the American space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the moon's surface.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On August 1, 1936, 100,000 saluted Adolf Hitler on his entrance at the opening of the Berlin Olympics.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Aug. 2, 1923, the 29th president of the United States, Warren G. Harding, died in San Francisco. Calvin Coolidge took the oath of office as president of the United States.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Aug. 3, 1958, the nuclear-powered submarine Nautilus became the first vessel to cross the North Pole underwater.
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    My grandfather helped launch the Nautilus.

    Also on this date in 1545, salvagers tried to raise the sunken wreck of Henry VIII's ship Mary Rose.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Aug. 4, 1914, Britain declared war on Germany while the United States proclaimed its neutrality.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On August 5, 1963, the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union signed a treaty in Moscow banning nuclear tests in the atmosphere, outer space and underwater.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Aug. 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, that instantly killed an estimated 66,000 people in the first use of a nuclear weapon in warfare.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Aug. 7, 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, giving President Johnson broad powers in dealing with reported North Vietnamese attacks on United States forces.
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    Stop bating me.

    Edit: Baiting.
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    1987 - Sidney Crosby, best hockey player in the league, was born. GO PENS!!!
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Aug. 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon announced he would resign following damaging revelations in the Watergate scandal.
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    On Aug. 9, 1945, the United States exploded a nuclear device over Nagasaki, Japan, instantly killing an estimated 39,000 people. The explosion came three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
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    On Aug. 10, 1977, David Berkowitz, the suspect in the "Son of Sam" murders, was arrested.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Aug. 11, 1965, deadly rioting and looting broke out in the predominantly black Watts section of Los Angeles.
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    I don't care anymore.