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 This day in History - August 5
374 Historic Events for August 5
1974

Pres Nixon admits he withheld information about Watergate break-in

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1974

Joan Jett forms her rock group Runaways

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1975

Stevie Wonder signs $13M contract with Motown

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1975

Ami Foster, actress (Margaux-Punky Brewster)

Birth
1975

Phillies 1st 8 batters get hits for a record, beat Cubs 13-5

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1975

Erin Gingrich, Yuma Arizona, Miss America-Arizona (1997)

Birth
1976

Germain Wattamaleo, soccer player (Sparta)

Birth
1976

Adrian Roland Holst, poet (Past the Roads), dies at 88

Death
1977

Charles Carson, actor (Cry the Beloved Country), dies at 87

Death
1978

Lorrie Fair, Los Altos CA, soccer defender (Olympics-96)

Birth
1978

New Orlean Saints beat Phil Eagles 14-7 in Mexico City (NFL expo)

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1978

Kristin Link, Fairfax Va, diver (Olympics-96)

Birth
1978

Queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79

Death
1979

Varetta Shankle (Miss), crowned 12th Miss Black America

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1979

Willie Mays, Warren Giles, and Hack Wilson inducted in Hall of Fame

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1979

Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate European Golf Open

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1979

Government of Mauretania signs peace treaty with Polisario

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1979

"But Never Jam Today" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 7 perfs

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1979

Phillies Pete Rose collects NL record 2,427th career single

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1980

Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager

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1980

NY Met Doug Flynn ties record of 3 triples in a game

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1981

Federal govt began firing striking air traffic controllers

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1981

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1981

Pres Regan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers who struck 2 days ago

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1982

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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