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This Day in History for August 13

1889 – William Gray patents coin-operated telephone.

1907 – 1st taxicabs operate in New York City, imported by Harry N. Allen.

1914 – Carl Wickman begins Greyhound, the 1st US bus line, in Minnesota.

1918 – American thoroughbred racehorse Man o’ War’s only defeat (Upset wins at Saratoga)

1923 – US Steel Corp initiates 8-hour work day.

1935 – Roller derby is born when the Transcontinental Roller Derby begins at the Chicago Coliseum.

1942 – The ‘Manhattan Project’ commences, under the direction of US General Leslie Groves: Its aim – to deliver an atomic bomb.

1944 – Allied Generals Bernard Montgomery, Miles Dempsey and Omar Bradley discuss a future breakthrough in the European theatre during World War II.

1950 – US President Harry Truman gives military aid to Vietnamese regime of Bao Dai.

1963 – Warren Spahn sets left-hander strike out mark at 2,382.

1967 – “Bonnie and Clyde”, directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, is released.

1977 – First test glide of space shuttle.

1979 – Lou Brock is 14th to get 3,000 hits.

1981 – Last broadcast of “The Waltons” on CBS-TV.

1989 – PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Kemper Lakes GC: Payne Stewart wins first of 3 major titles by 1 from Andy Bean, Mike Reid and Curtis Strange.

1993 – Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24.

1993 – US Court of Appeals rules congress must save all E-mails.

2004 – Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.

2016 – American swimmer Michael Phelps ends his career at the Rio Olympics as part of the winning 4×100 medley relay, his record 23rd gold medal.

2019 – Entertainment companies CBS and Viacom announce they will merge with a combined 28 billion revenue.

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