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On August the 5th
2000 
British actor, Alec Guinness, died at the age of 85. He is widely acknowledged as having been one of the most talented actors of the 20th century.
1993 
The first ever, and most popular, trading card game, Magic: the Gathering, was released.
1963 
Nuclear testing was banned after a treaty was signed by the United States, United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union.
1962 
Actress, Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Los Angeles home.
1930 
Astronaut, Neil Armstrong, was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Along with fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin, he was the first human to set foot on the Moon.
1906 
American director, John Huston, was born in Nevada, Missouri. He was one of the most celebrated directors of the mid 20th century.
1884 
Construction of the Statue of Liberty began in New York.
1620 
The Mayflower set sail from the port of Southampton, England. It was the ship that transported the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (United States).
1100 
Henry I was crowned King of England.
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