History Blog

August 8

Happy Birthday RIP Esther Williams(1921–2013) Richard Anderson(1926–2017) ; Lonnie Melvin Tillis–86 Donald P. Bellisario–83 Dustin Hoffman–81 Concetta Ingolia(“Connie Stevens”)–80 Larry Wilcox–71 Keith Carradine–69 Donald Most–65 Joshua “J.C.” Chasez–42 Jackie Cruz–32 ; 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