August 5: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
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- In 1858 the first transatlantic telegraph cable was completed by Cyrus W. Field.
- In 1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid in New York Harbor.
- In 1914, the first electric traffic signal was installed in Cleveland, Ohio.
- In 1985, the establishment of a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is announced.
- In 2002, the gun turret of the Civil War era USS Monitor was raised from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
- Famous Birthdays: John Huston (director), Neil Armstrong (astronaut), Guy de Maupassant (French writer), Patrick Ewing (basketball player)
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