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August 17 2011 Today in History Newsletter

My kids are back to school (yeah!), so it's time for me to brush up on some history...

I really enjoyed watching Michael Phelps break so many records and swim for the gold again and again. Today he won his eighth gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Phelps wins 8 Olympic Gold
Michael Phelps swims to win his eighth Olympic gold on August 17, 2008 in Beijing. He broke many national, world and personal best records, and will go down in history for his outstanding performance.

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