The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History

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1861 The federal government levied an income tax for the first time.

1957 “American Bandstand,” hosted by Dick Clark, made its network TV debut on ABC.

1962 Actress Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Los Angeles home at age 36. Her death was ruled a probable suicide from an overdose of sleeping pills.

1966 The album “Revolver” by the Beatles was released.

1992 Federal civil rights charges were filed against four Los Angeles police officers acquitted of state charges in the videotaped beating of Rodney King

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~ by thehalobender on August 5, 2009.

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