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On this day: August 5

Published On: Jul 19 2013 05:59:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 05 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Mayflower departs England, the first electric traffic signal is installed, Marilyn Monroe dies, the Beatles release "Revolver," and President Reagan fires striking air-traffic controllers, all on this day.

OTD August 5 - Little Orphan Annie
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1924: Harold Gray's comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" debuts in a test run in New York's Daily News. After positive reader response, it began appearing as a Sunday strip in the Chicago Tribune on November 2 and as a daily strip on November 10. It was soon after offered for syndication.

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