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August 8 2008 Today in History Newsletter


Greetings!

Sorry I missed last week! It totally slipped my mind about sending the newsletter, so this week, you have two featured stories and a double shot of birthdays!

A Declaration of War (July 28, 1914)
Five days after receiving and returning the Austrian Ultimatum, Serbia found itself the unwanted target of a declaration of war. Accused of being the cause of the death of Archduke Ferdinand, Serbia fought Austria in what would be the beginning of World War I. But, who was really responsible?

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art23131.asp

The Great Train Robbery (August 8, 1963)
One of the most romanticized robberies in Great Britain occurred on August 8, 1963. Fifteen men successfully robbed a train that traveled between Glasgow, Scotland and London England. They almost got away with it. Sort of...

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art23096.asp

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
JULY 27
*Alexandre Dumas, fils (1824)
*Hans Fischer (1881)
*Bill Engvall (1957)
*Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (1977)
JULY 28
*Rudy Vallee (1901)
*Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929)
*Sally Struthers (1948)
*Garth Snow (1969)
JULY 29
*Alexis de Tocqueville (1805)
*Benito Mussolini (1883)
*Elizabeth Short (1924)
*Martina McBride (1966)
JULY 30
*Emily Brontë (1818)
*Henry Ford (1863)
*Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947)
*Hilary Swank (1974)
JULY 31
*George Liberace (1911)
*Oleg Popov (1930)
*Stanley Jordan (1959)
*J.K. Rowling (1965)
AUGUST 1
*Francis Scott Key (1779)
*Dom DeLuise (1933)
*Jerry Garcia (1942)
*Richard Roeper (1960)
AUGUST 2
*Karl Otto Koch (1897)
*Carroll O’Connor (1924)
*Wes Craven (1939)
*Lance Ito (1950)

AUGUST 3
*John T. Scopes (1900)
*Terry Wogan (1938)
*James Hetfield (1963)
*Tom Brady (1977)
AUGUST 4
*Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792)
*Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (1900)
*Louis Armstrong (1901)
*Billy Bob Thornton (1955)
AUGUST 5
*Loni Anderson (1946)
*Mark O’Connor (1961)
*Colin McRae (1968)
*Eicca Toppinen (1975)
AUGUST 6
*Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809)
*Lucille Ball (1911)
*Vinnie Vincent (1952)
*Geri Halliwell (1972)
AUGUST 7
*Carl Ritter (1779)
*Stan Freberg (1926)
*Bruce Dickinson (1958)
*David Duchovny (1960)
AUGUST 8
*John Ker (1673)
*Ernest O. Lawrence (1901)
*Esther Williams (1921)
*Keith Carradine (1949)
AUGUST 9
*Sam Elliot (1944)
*Brett Hull (1964)
*Deion Sanders (1967)
*Arion Salazar (1970)

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Christa Mackey, Today in History Editor
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