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Today in History – Death of Marilyn Monroe

IN HISTORY THIS DAY – August 5th:

1305 - William Wallace, (“Braveheart”) who led Scottish resistance to England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London for trial and execution.
1921 - 1st radio baseball broadcast Pirates-8, Phillies-0 (KDKA, Pitts)
1924 - Comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” by Harold Gray, debuts
1926 - Houdini stays in a coffin under water for 1½ hrs before escaping
1957 - “American Bandstand,” begins network TV (ABC)
2013 - Alex Rodriquez, New York Yankee MLB player, is banned for 211 games for using human growth hormones
HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1930 - Neil Armstrong, Wapakoneta Ohio, X-15 pilot, 1st Moonwalker (Gemini 8, Apollo 11), (d. 2012)
1956 - Maureen McCormick, Encino California, actress (Marcia-Brady Bunch)
1964 - Film director Mel Brooks (38) weds actress Anne Bancroft (32) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau
1972 - “The Addams Family” actor John Astin (42) weds actress Patty Duke (25)

GOODBYE TO:

1962 - Marilyn Monroe, found dead of apparent self-inflicted drug overdose at 36

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For more historical events that happened this date, visit http://www.historyorb.com/day/august/5

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