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Notable Historical Events for August 8th

1979Iraqi President Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents

1968Republican convention in Miami Beach nominates Richard Nixon for president

198264th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa

1876Thomas Edison patents mimeograph

1579Cornerstone is laid for Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg observatory

1955Fidel Castro forms "July 26th Movement"

1609Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope

1950Florence Chadwick swims English Channel (13:23)

1990Pete Rose begins 5-ms prison term at Marion (IL) Federal prison camp

1945President Harry Truman signs the UN Charter

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Notable Birthdays on August 8th

1902Paul Dirac, Bristol, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1933), (d. 1984)

1937Dustin Hoffman, LA, actor (Graduate, Tootsie, Kramer vs Kramer)

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Notable Weddings on August 8th

1778Naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (34) weds Marie Anne Rosalie Delaporte

1942Journalist Ben Bradlee (20) weds Jean Saltonstall

1925China's Premier Zhou Enlai (27) weds Deng Yingchao (21) in Guangzhou

1867Engineer George Westinghouse (20) weds Marguerite Erskine Walker in Brooklyn, New York

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Notable Divorces on August 8th

1968Actor Jack Nicholson (31) divorces Sandra Knight (28) after 6 years of marriage

1946Esta Krakower divorces mobster Bugsy Siegel (40) after 17 years of marriage

August 8th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on August 8th

1965Shirley Jackson, US author (Road Through the Wall), dies at 45

2010Patricia Neal, American actress, dies at 84

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