The Only Things That Happened On This Day In HIstory

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1885 America’s first commercially operated electric streetcar began operation in Baltimore.

1921 Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio at his summer home on the Canadian island of Campobello.

1969 Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were murdered in their Los Angeles home by members of Charles Manson’s cult, one day after actress Sharon Tate and four other people were slain.

2008 American swimmer Michael Phelps won the first of his record eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics

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~ by thehalobender on August 10, 2009.

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