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Aug. 8: 1918—Despite being surrounded, Alvin York and five other U.S. soldiers win the day after York shoots 20 Germans and captures 132 more. 1937—The Bonneville Dam first produces electric power. 1974—President Nixon goes on TV to say he will formally resign from the presidency the next day at noon. Born: Dustin Hoffman (1937.) Died: Golfer Orville Mood (2008.) Golf Month, National Hobo Week, Odie Day. Today’s Word: Farklek—a training regimen.

Aug. 9: 1945—The “Fat Man” atomic bomb is dropped on Nagasaki. 1974—Nixon resigns and Vice President Gerald Ford becomes the 38th president.

Aug. 10: Date Unknown: The Heaven Chronicle begins three-part series on the gang fights...

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