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 - Chick Hearn
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2002: Francis "Chick" Hearn, the longtime play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers, dies at age 85 in Northridge, California, from injuries he suffered in a fall at home three days earlier. Hearn invented phrases such as "slam dunk," "air ball" and "no harm, no foul," and broadcasted 3,338 consecutive Lakers games from 1965 to 2001.

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