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 This day in History - August 8
409 Historic Events for August 8
1914

Montenegro declares war on Germany

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1914

French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Mulhouse at Elzas

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1914

3rd pole expedition Ernest Shackleton "Endurance"

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1916

A's set AL record with 19th consecutive loss on road

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1918

Rory Calhoun, LA Calif, actor (Capitol, Motel Hell, Bill-Texan)

Birth
1918

Canada/Australian/British breakthrough with 600 tanks at Amiens

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1918

Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright, dies at 38

Death
1918

6 US soldiers are surrounded by Germans in France, Alvin York is given command and shoots 20 Germans and captures 132 more

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1919

Dino De Laurentiis, Torre Annunziata Italy, producer (King Kong)

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1919

Treaty of Rawalpindi, British recognize Afghanistan's independence

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1920

Tigers beat Yanks 1-0 in shortest AL game, 73 minutes

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1920

Don Cook, foreign Correspondent

Birth
1921

Juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio), dies at 59

Death
1921

Roger Nixon, composer

Birth
1922

Italian general strike broken by fascist terror

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1922

Rudi Gernreich, designer (1st women's topless swimsuit, miniskirt)

Birth
1922

Rory Calhoun, actor (Blue and Gray, Judson Tyler-Capitol)

Birth
1922

Pirates set record of 46 hits in a doubleheader (against Phillies)

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1922

Michael Parkin, journalist

Birth
1923

Esther Williams, Inglewood Cal, actress/swimmer (Dangerous when Wet)

Birth
1924

Thomas Beversdorf, composer

Birth
1924

British-Russian trade agreement signed

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1925

Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist

Birth
1925

1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (200,000) in Washington, DC

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1926

Webb Pierce, West Monroe La, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)

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