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History's Happenings for August 5

Cornerstone Laid for Statue of Liberty
1884

The Statue of Liberty

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First Transatlantic Cable Completed
1858

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First Federal Income Tax Levied
1861

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First Traffic Lights Installed
1914

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"American Bandstand" Debuts
1957

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Nuke Test Ban Treaty Inked
1963

Thermonuclear tests banned above ground or underwater.

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Striking Air Traffic Controllers Fired
1981

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