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1861 – American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.

1898 – The Goodyear tire company founded.

1916 – Congress creates US Naval Reserve.

1925 – After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice. Miller Huggins suspends Ruth & slaps a $5,000 fine on him.

1932 – United Cigar Stores shuts 800 shops.

1944 – 15,000 American troops liberating Paris march down Champs Elysees.

1954 – San Francisco International Airport (SF0) opens.

1957 – Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24 hour filibuster against civil rights.

1962 – US U-1 flight sees SAM launch pads in Cuba.

1964 – Stephen Sondhelm’s musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, starring Zero Mostel, and Jack Gifford, closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 965 performances and 6 Tony Awards.

1965 – Astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5.

1967 – Final TV episode of “The Fugitive” starring David Janssen watched by 78 million people.

1982 – 38 degrees F, lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August.

1987 – Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time.

1990 – Saddam Hussein declares America can’t beat Iraq.

1997 – Netflix is founded by Marc Randolph and Reed Hasting in Scotts Valley, California as an online rental business.

2005 – Hurricane Katrina makes 2nd and 3rd landfall as a category 3 hurricane, devastating much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida Panhandle. Kills more than 1,836, causes over $115 billion in damage.

2012 – The USADA claims to have stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour De France titles.

2017 – US President Donald Trump visits flood affected Texas.

2018 – Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers signs NFL record contract extension with the Green Bay Packers; 4 years worth $134m rising to a possible $180m with a record $103m in guarantees.

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