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 - Steve Carlton
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1986: Steve Carlton of the San Francisco Giants strikes out Cincinnati Reds center fielder Eric Davis to become the second pitcher to reach 4,000 career strikeouts, joining Nolan Ryan. Carlton would end up striking out a total of 4,136 before retiring in 1988.

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