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Notable Historical Events for August 8th

1984Carl Lewis wins 3rd (200m) of 4 gold medals in Summer

1955Fidel Castro forms "July 26th Movement"

1979Iraqi President Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents

1876Thomas Edison patents mimeograph

1579Cornerstone is laid for Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg observatory

1950Florence Chadwick swims English Channel (13:23)

2004John Elway is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

1974US President Richard Nixon announces he'll resign his office 12PM Aug 9

19889th US Seniors Golf Open: Gary Player

1945President Harry Truman signs the UN Charter

August 8th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 8th

1981Roger Federer, Basel Switzerland, tennis player (17 grand slams)

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

August 8th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on August 8th

1942Journalist Ben Bradlee (20) weds Jean Saltonstall

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

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

1996NBA Rockets star Hakeem Olajuwon (33) weds Dalia Asafi (18) in Houston, Texas

August 8th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on August 8th

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

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

August 8th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on August 8th

2010Patricia Neal, American actress, dies at 84

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

August 8th Deaths
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