On this day: August 5

Published On: Jul 19 2013 05:59:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 05 2014 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 - Elena Kagan
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2010: By a vote of 63-37, the U.S. Senate confirms Elena Kagan as the Supreme Court's 112th justice and the fourth woman in its history. She was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts in a private ceremony on Aug. 7, 2010.

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