Monday, August 11, 2014

Today in History: Monday, August 11, 2014

AP Highlight in History: 
On Aug. 11, 1934, the first federal prisoners arrived at the island prison Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay.
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On this date in:
1954A formal peace took hold in Indochina, ending more than seven years of fighting between the French and the Communist Vietminh.
1965Deadly rioting and looting broke out in the predominantly black Watts section of Los Angeles.
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1992The Mall of America, the biggest shopping mall in the country, opened in Bloomington, Minn.
1998British Petroleum purchased Amoco for $49 billion.
2000Pat Buchanan won the Reform Party presidential nomination.
2002US Airways filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
2003NATO took command of the 5,000-strong peacekeeping force in Afghanistan.
2003Charles Taylor resigned as Liberia's president and went into exile in Nigeria.
2006The Transportation Security Administration banned all liquids, gels and aerosols from passenger cabins on airliners one day after a thwarted terrorist attack.
2009Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy and founder of the Special Olympics, died at age 88.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Viola Davis turns 49 years old today.
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Eric CarmenSinger65
Hulk HoganWrestler, actor61
Joe JacksonRock singer60
Joe RoganActor, host ("Fear Factor")47
Charlie SextonRock musician46
Pablo SandovalBaseball player28
Alyson StonerActress21
Actress Ashley Jensen ("Ugly Betty," "Extras") turns 46 years old today.
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