August 08: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


Happy Birthday! (August 08, 1902)
Paul Dirac, English-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate. photo source:

(August 08, 1908)
Wilbur Wright flies for the first time on a racetrack in Le Mans, France. It was the first public flight by the Wright Brothers. His maiden flight barely lasted 1 minute 45 seconds. photo source:

(August 08, 1974)
In a nationwide television broadcast, President Richard Nixon announces his resignation from the presidency of the United States, effective at noon the next day. photo source:

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