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On August the 8th
1991 
The Warsaw radio mast collapsed when some of the cables that supported the structure where improperly removed to be replaced. It was the tallest construction ever built by man and stood at 646.38 meters (2,120 feet).
1991 
British Journalist, John McCarthy, was released after having spent five years as a the hostage of the Lebanese terrorist group, Islamic Jihad.
1981 
Swiss tennis player, Roger Federer, was born in Oberwil. He is one of the most successful tennis players of all time.
1974 
U.S. President Richard Nixon announced his resignation following the Watergate scandal.
1963 
A gang of 15 train robbers stole 2,6 million pounds in bank notes from the Royal Mail's Glasgow to London travelling post office train.
1961 
Irish guitarist, David Howell Evans, was born in London, England. He is most known as, The Edge, and is the guitarist of the legendary rock band U2.
1949 
Bhutan became an independent nation. It was previously governed, in part, by Great British.
1945 
The Soviet Union declared war on Japan and invaded Manchuria.
1937 
American actor, Dustin Hoffman, was born in Los Angeles, California.
1898 
French painter, Eugene Boudin, died at the age of 73. He is widely considered as one of the greatest landscape painters of the 19th century.
1896 
American author, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, was born in Washington, District of Columbia. She is generally regarded as one of the great American writers of the 20th century.
1879 
Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata was born in the village of Anenecuilco.
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