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Today In History - August 8
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Today in History in 1786 the U.S. Congress adopts silver dollar and decimal system of money; and in 1974 U.S. President Richard Nixon announced he will resign his office on August 9 at 12 p.m.
Our On This Day in history archives contains over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
- 1509 - The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire in Southern India.
- 1609 - Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope
- 1786 - US Congress adopts silver dollar & decimal system of money
- 1925 - 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (200,000) in Washington, DC
- 1945 - USSR establishes a communist government in North Korea
- 1974 - US President Richard Nixon announces he'll resign his office 12PM Aug 9
- 1988 - Cease fire between Iran & Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war
- 1746 - Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church songs)
- 1879 - Bob Smith, American founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)
- 1902 - Paul Dirac, Bristol, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1933), (d. 1984)
- 1918 - Rory Calhoun, actor (Capitol, Motel Hell, Bill-Texan), born in Los Angeles, California
- 1937 - Dustin Hoffman, LA, actor (Graduate, Tootsie, Kramer vs Kramer)
- 1938 - Connie Stevens, Bkln, singer/actress (Hawaiian Eye, Back to Beach)
- 1981 - Roger Federer, Basel Switzerland, tennis player (17 grand slams)
- 1502 - Jacobus IV of Scotland marries Margaretha Tudor
- 1778 - Naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (34) weds Marie Anne Rosalie Delaporte
- 1810 - Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib marries Maaroof, daughter of Nawab Ilahi Baksh, and moves to Delhi.
- 1867 - Engineer George Westinghouse (20) weds Marguerite Erskine Walker in Brooklyn, New York
- 1925 - China's Premier Zhou Enlai (27) weds Deng Yingchao (21) in Guangzhou
- 1942 - Journalist Ben Bradlee (20) weds Jean Saltonstall
- 1992 - Actress Barbara Hershey weds artist Stephen Douglas
- 1993 - California state senator Tom Hayden (54) weds actress Barbara Williams (40)
- 1995 - "Veronica's Closet" actress Kathy Najimy (38) weds actor Dan Finnerty (25)
- 1996 - NBA Rockets star Hakeem Olajuwon (33) weds Dalia Asafi (18) in Houston, Texas
- 2009 - International opera group Il Divo singer David Miller weds singer and theater actress Sarah Joy Kabanuck in New York City
- 1946 - Esta Krakower divorces mobster Bugsy Siegel (40) after 17 years of marriage
- 1968 - Actor Jack Nicholson (31) divorces Sandra Knight (28) after 6 years of marriage
- 1965 - Shirley Jackson, US author (Road Through the Wall), dies at 45
- 2010 - Patricia Neal, American actress, dies at 84
- 2013 - Regina Resnik, American operatic singer, dies at 90
- 2013 - Karen Black, American actress, dies from ampullary cancer at 74
- 2014 - Charles Keating, English actor, dies from lung cancer at 72
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