TODAY IN HISTORY - 8/13:1889 - William Gray patents coin-operated telephone

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1860 - Annie Oakley [Phoebe Ann Moses], North Star Ohio, sharp shooter (Buffalo Bill's Wild West), (d. 1926)
1899 - Alfred Hitchcock, London, director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), (d.1980)
1912 - Ben Hogan, Dublin Tx, PGA golfer (US Open 1950, 51, 53)

GOODBYE TO:

1910 - Florence Nightingale, English nurse, dies at 90
1995 - Mickey Mantle, baseball great (NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 63
2012 - Helen Gurley Brown, American author/publisher, dies at 90

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