On this day: August 5

Published On: Jul 19 2013 05:59:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 05 2016 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 - Chilean miners
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2010: A cave-in at a copper-gold mine near Copiapó, Chile, leaves 33 miners trapped about 2,300 feet below ground. All of them survived for a record 69 days before their rescue on Oct. 13, 2010, via a winching operation that lasted nearly 24 hours.

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