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 This day in History - August 5
374 Historic Events for August 5
1945

Atom Bomb dropped on Hiroshima (Aug 6th in Japan)

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1946

Rick van der Linden, Dutch keyboardist (Ekseption)

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1946

Erika Slezak, Hollywood, Calif, actress (Viki-One Life to Live)

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1947

Joannes D M Cornelissen, historian (Johann de White), dies

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1947

Rick Derringer, rocker (I am the Real American (Hulk Hogan's theme)

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1947

Greg Leskiw, rocker

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1947

Netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to UN pressure

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1948

Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6)

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1948

Tony DiCicco, Wethersfield Ct, US women's soccer coach (Olympics-96)

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1949

6.75 Earthquake hits Quito; about 6000 die

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1950

Ezzard Charles KOs Freddie Beshore to retain HW boxing title

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1950

Florence Chadwick swims English Canal (13:23)

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1950

Holly Palance, LA Calif, actress (Thorn Birds, Ripley's Believe It)

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1950

Rosi Mittermaier, German FR, slalom/downhill (Olympic-gold-1976)

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1950

Emil Abderhalden, Swiss physiologist/bio-chemistry, dies at 73

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1951

Armed uprising in Ambonezen Camp Middelburg

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1953

Samantha Sang, singer (Emotion)

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1953

Operation "Big Switch" Korean War prisoner exchanged at Panmunjom

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1954

Boxing Hall of Fame's 1st election selects 24 modern and 15 pioneers

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1954

Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, Bx NY, (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It)

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1954

Patty Berg wins LPGA World Golf Championshio

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1955

After playing 274 straight games at 2nd base, Nellie Fox is given a day off he comes back next 798 consecutive games

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1955

Carmen Miranda, singer/actress (Down Argentine Way), dies at 42

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1956

Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Golf Open

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1956

KUAM TV channel 8 in Agana, GU (CBS/ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

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