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Adv05 For release Tuesday, August 5

1864, during the Civil War, Union Adm. David G. Farragut led his fleet to victory in the Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama.

1914, what's believed to be the first electric traffic light system was installed in Cleveland, Ohio, at the intersection of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue.

1962, actress Marilyn Monroe, 36, was found dead in her Los Angeles home; her death was ruled a probable suicide from "acute barbiturate poisoning."

1964, U.S. Navy pilot Everett Alvarez Jr. became the first American flier to be shot down and captured by North Vietnam; he was held prisoner until February 1973.

1969, the U.S. space probe Mariner 7 flew by Mars, sending back photographs and scientific data.

1984, actor Richard Burton died in Geneva, Switzerland, at age 58.



TODAY IN HISTORY

1864: During the Civil War, Union Adm. David G. Farragut led his fleet to victory in the Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama.

1914: What's believed to be the first electric traffic light system was installed in Cleveland, Ohio, at the intersection of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue.

1962: Actress Marilyn Monroe, 36, was found dead in her Los Angeles home; her death was ruled a probable suicide from "acute barbiturate poisoning."

1964: U.S. Navy pilot Everett Alvarez Jr. became the first American flier to be shot down and captured by North Vietnam; he was held prisoner until February 1973.

1969: The U.S. space probe Mariner 7 flew by Mars, sending back photos and scientific data.

1984: Actor Richard Burton died in Geneva, Switzerland, at age 58.

Adv05 For release Tuesday, August 5 08/04/14 [Last modified: Monday, August 4, 2014 4:16pm]

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