History Blog

August 8

Happy Birthday RIP Esther Williams(1921–2013) Richard Anderson(1926–2017) Lonnie Melvin Tillis(1932–2017) ; Donald P. Bellisario–88 Dustin Hoffman–86 Concetta Ingolia(“Connie Stevens”)–85 Larry Wilcox–76 Keith Carradine–74 Donald Most–70 Joshua “J.C.” Chasez–47 Jackie Cruz–37 ; 1876 – Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph ; 1974 – Richard Nixon, in a nationwide television address, announces his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon the next day