History Blog

August 8

Happy Birthday RIP Esther Williams(1921–2013) Richard Anderson(1926–2017) Lonnie Melvin Tillis(1932–2017) ; Donald P. Bellisario–87 Dustin Hoffman–85 Concetta Ingolia(“Connie Stevens”)–84 Larry Wilcox–75 Keith Carradine–73 Donald Most–69 Joshua “J.C.” Chasez–46 Jackie Cruz–36 ; 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