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Today in History- August 2nd

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1924 James Baldwin, author (The Fire Next Time, Notes of a Native Son)
1924 Carroll O'Connor, actor (Archie Bunker from All in the Family, In The Heat of the Night)
1932 Peter O'Toole, actor (T.E. Lawrence from Lawrence of Arabia, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Man of La Mancha)
1939 Wes Craven, writer/ director (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Scream)
1942 Isabel Allende, author (The House of Spirits, The Stories of Eva Luna, Paula)
1953 Butch Patrick, actor (Eddie Munster from the Munsters)
1959 Judge Lance Ito, judge in O.J. Simpson case
1964 Mary-Louise Parker, actress (The West Wing, Ruth from Fried Green Tomatoes)
1970 Kevin Smith, director/ writer/ actor (Silent Bob in Dogma, Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Scream 3, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back)
1977 Edward Furlong, actor (John Connor from Terminator 2: Judgment Day)
1992 Hallie Kate Eisenberg, actress (Curly haired girl in Pepsi commericals)

1788 Thomas Gainsborough, painter (Blue Boy)
1859 Horace Mann, abolitionist/ educator
1876 James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok, western gunfighter
1922 Alexander Graham Bell, inventor
1923 Warren G. Harding, US President

1934 Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany. Later he becomes Führer.

History Lesson:

Elm Street was named after a street in a town where Wes Craven lived in New York state.

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