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August 11


1929   Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs

1934   Alcatraz federal prison is opened on the Island near San Francisco.

1981   IBM introduces the IBM PC.

1987   Alan Greenspan becomes Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve. He will serve for nearly 20 years.

1999   A total solar eclipse is visible from Europe and Asia.

Famous Birthdays:

1921   Alex Haley (Author wrote Roots)

1925   Mike Douglas (TV Host)

1933   Jerry Fallwell (TV Evangelist)

1950   Steve Wozniak (Co-founder of Apple Computer)

1953   Hulk Hogan (Wrestler)

1967   Joe Rogan (TV Host)

1983   Chris Hemsworth

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