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 This day in History - August 5
374 Historic Events for August 5
1935

John McCartan, St Paul Minn, ice hockey player (Oly-gold-60)

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1936

John Dancy, Jackson Tx, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday)

Birth
1936

At Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his 3rd Olympic medal

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1937

Ranger (US) beats Endeavour II (England) in 17th America's Cup

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1938

33rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (3-2)

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1938

Ja'net Dubois, Phila, actress (Willona-Good Times, Beverly Hill 90210)

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1938

Hayes Wendell Jones, Sturksville Mich, 110m hurdler (Oly-gold-1964)

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1939

Irene, Princess of Netherlands

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1940

Frederick A Cook, US, explorer (North Pole), dies at 75

Death
1940

"Acquaintance" blows-up Zandvoortse synagouge

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1940

St Louis Brown John Whitehead no-hits Detroit Tigers, 4-0 in 6 innings

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1941

Leonid Denissovich Kizim, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-10, T-15)

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1942

Rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)

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1942

German troops cross Kuban River

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1942

British govt cancels agreement of Munich

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1943

Soviet forces reconquer Orel and Bjelgorod

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1943

Sammi Smith, singer

Birth
1943

Adam Kuckhoff, writer, dies at 55

Death
1943

Sicily: 3 US A-36's bomb British headquarter

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1944

US troops occupy Vannes Bretagne

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1944

US 79th/90th division occupy Laval/Mayenne

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1944

Maurice Turnbull, cricketer (England)/rugby (Wales), dies

Death
1944

Loni Anderson, St Paul Minn, actress (Jennifer-WKRP in Cincinnati)

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1945

Jo Collins, Oregon, Playboy playmate (Dec, 1964)

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1945

Jacob Reitsma, economist/Dutch MP (CDA)

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