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On August the 5th
British actor, Alec Guinness, died at the age of 85. He is widely acknowledged as having been one of the most talented actors of the 20th century.
The first ever, and most popular, trading card game, Magic: the Gathering, was released.
Nuclear testing was banned after a treaty was signed by the United States, United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union.
Actress, Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Los Angeles home.
Astronaut, Neil Armstrong, was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Along with fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin, he was the first human to set foot on the Moon.
American director, John Huston, was born in Nevada, Missouri. He was one of the most celebrated directors of the mid 20th century.
Construction of the Statue of Liberty began in New York.
The Mayflower set sail from the port of Southampton, England. It was the ship that transported the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (United States).
Henry I was crowned King of England.
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