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Today in History

August 5


1305   William Wallace, a Scottish patriot, is captured by the English

1583   The first English colony in North America is established by Sir Humphrey Gilbert.

1914   The first electric traffic light is installed In Cleveland, Ohio.

1962   Movie star Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her Los Angeles home.

1999   Mark McGwire hits his 500th home run.

Famous Birthdays:

1906   John Huston (Movie director)

1930   Neil Armstrong (Astronaut and first man on the moon)

1946   Loni Anderson (Actress)

1956   Maureen McCormick (Actress)

1962   Patrick Ewing (Basketball Player)

1966   Jonathan Silverman (Actor)

1981   Carl Crawford (Baseball player)

Today in History Archive:

Want to know what famous people were born on your birthday? Did cool happening or historical event occur on your birthday? Select the month and the day of your birthday to see more fun and historical events and famous birthdays for that month. Look up your friend's birthdays as well. Find out something interesting on their birthday or a cool celebrity and email your friend with a fun birthday card:

Want to know what happened the year you were born? What famous celebrities or historical figures share the same birth year as you do? Are you really as old as that guy? Did that event really happen the year I was born? Be sure to check on a few friends birthdays as well. Click here for a list of years or to enter the year you were born.

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