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This Day in History for August 11 – Inmates Arrive at Alcatraz and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1934 – The first civilian inmates arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island (More info)

1965 – The predominately black neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles erupts in riots that last six days and leave 34 people dead (More info)

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This Day in History for August 6 – Hiroshima Bombed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1890 – Murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair (More info)

1926 – Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping (More info)

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This Day in History for August 1 – MTV Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1842 – The Lombard Street Riot erupts in Philadelphia (More info)

1914 – Germany declares war on Russia, launching World War I (More info)

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This Day in History for July 31 – First US Patent Issued and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1009 – Pope Sergius IV becomes the 142nd pope, succeeding Pope John XVIII (More info)

1498 – On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad (More info)

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This Day in History for July 30 – Jimmy Hoffa Vanishes and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1932 – Walt Disney’s ‘Flowers and Trees,’ the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Oscar-winning cartoon short, premieres (More info)

1945 – The USS Indianapolis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and sinks within 15 minutes, killing almost 900 men (More info)

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This Day in History for July 27 – Bugs Bunny Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1940 – Bugs Bunny makes his debut in the animated short ‘A Wild Hare’ (More info)

1974 – The House Judiciary Committee votes to impeach President Richard Nixon for obstruction of justice (More info)

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