2nd August 1934
Paul von Hindenburg, the former President of Germany, died. 90 years.
2nd August 1964
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, causing President Johnson to escalate war in Vietnam. 60 years.
9th August 1974
Richard Nixon resigned from the Presidency, following Watergate Scandal. 50 years.
12th August 1939
The Wizard of Oz premiers at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood (released in theatres everywhere on August 25th). 85 years.
25th August 1984
Truman Capote, the American author and playwright, died. 40 years.
26th August 1974
Charles Lindbergh, the American aviation pioneer, died. 50 years.
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