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This Day in History: August 5

August 5: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

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

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