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This Day in History for August 13 – Berlin Divides Itself and More

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

1878 – A yellow fever epidemic in Memphis eventually empties the city (More info)

1918 – Opha Mae Johnson becomes the first woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps (More info)

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New Movie Releases — ‘Hope Springs,’ ‘Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D,’ ‘The Bourne Legacy’ and ‘The Campaign’

Of the four movies that open this week at our local Marcus Theatres, one features two Oscar-winners, another highlights crazy stunts, the third continues a popular film franchise, and the last is just in time for a spoof-worthy political season.

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This Day in History for August 8 – Nixon Resigns and More

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

1863 – Gen. Robert E. Lee offers his resignation following his defeat in the Battle of Gettysburg (More info)

1876 – Thomas Edison patents the mimeograph (More info)

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This Day in History for August 7 – Purple Heart Created and More

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

1782 – George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle; it is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart (More info)

1789 – The United States War Department, which later becomes the Department of Defense, is established (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 5 – ‘American Bandstand’ Debuts and More

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

1861 – To help pay for the Civil War, the US government levies its first income tax (More info)

1884 – The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid in New York Harbor (More info)

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