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This Day in Sports History — August 8

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 8:

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This Day in Sports History — August 7

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 7:

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This Day in History for August 6 – Hiroshima Bombed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1890 – Murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair (More info)

1926 – Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 6 – M. Night Shyamalan, Vera Farmiga and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

M. Night Shyamalan
Age: 42
Occupation: Screenwriter, Director and Producer
Known For: Movies with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings such as the Oscar-nominated ‘The Sixth Sense,’ other films including ‘Signs,’ ‘The Village’ and ‘The Last Airbender,’ and co-founding the production company Night Chronicles

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This Day in Sports History — August 3

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 3:

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This Day in History for August 3 – Calvin Coolidge Takes Office and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain (More info)

1900 – The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 3 – Tony Bennett, Martin Sheen and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Tony Bennett
Age: 86
Occupation: Singer
Known For: His signature song ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco,’ winning 17 Grammys and two Emmys, selling more than 50 million records worldwide, collaborating with dozens of other artists including Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga and Barbra Streisand, and just being impossibly cool

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This Day in History for August 1 – MTV Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1842 – The Lombard Street Riot erupts in Philadelphia (More info)

1914 – Germany declares war on Russia, launching World War I (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 1 – Chuck D, Adam Duritz and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Chuck D
Age: 52
Occupation: Rapper, Producer and Activist
Known For: Creating politically and socially-conscious music with the legendary rap group Public Enemy on controversial songs like ‘Don’t Believe the Hype’ and ’911 Is a Joke,’ co-hosting ‘Unfiltered’ on the now-defunct Air America radio network, and a famous appearance before Congress in which he voiced his support of peer-to-peer MP3 file sharing

Adam Duritz
Age: 48
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: Being the dreadlocked frontman and co-founder of the band Counting Crows, hits such as ‘Mr. Jones,’ ‘Round Here,’ ‘Accidentally in Love’ and ‘A Long December,’ renowned work scoring movies like ‘Shrek 2,’ and collaborating with other artists including The Wallflowers and Nanci Griffith

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US Military Suffers Deadliest Month in Afghanistan in August with 66 Fatalities

August was officially the deadliest month for US troops fighting in the nearly decade-long war in Afghanistan.

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