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1786
Michel-Gabriel Paccard and Jacques Balmat become the first to ascend Mont Blanc in the Alps.

1879
Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata born in the village of Anenecuilco, Morelos, Mexico.

1884
Poet Sara Teasdale (There Will Come Soft Rains) born in St. Louis, Missouri.

1896
Writer Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (The Yearling) born in Washington, D.C.

1907
Jazz saxophonist, trumpet player, and composer Benny Carter born in Harlem, New York.

1908
Wilbur Wright makes his first public flight at a horse race track at Le Mans, France.

2008

XXIX Summer Olympics open in Beijing.

1929
The German airship Graf Zeppelin began a round-the-world flight.

1937
Actor Dustin Hoffman (Little Big Man) born in Los Angeles.

1960
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini by Brian Hyland released.

1963
Kingsmen release “Louie, Louie”

Great Train Robberyoccurs when a gang of 15 train robbers steal 2.6 million pounds from the Royal Mail train.

1966

Beatles' release their album “Revolver

1969
Photographer Iain Macmillan takes a photo of The Beatles that is used for the cover for their “Abbey Road” album outside Abbey Road studios in London.

1974
President Richard Milhous Nixon resigned (effective August 9) in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal.


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