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August 5, 910 - The last major Viking army to raid England is defeated at the Battle of Tettenhall by the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, led by King Edward and Earl Aethelred.

August 5, 1861 - US Army abolishes flogging.

August 5, 1926 - Houdini stays in a coffin under water for 1½ hrs before escaping.

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AdmiralAdama said:
August 5, 1974 - Joan Jett forms her rock group Runaways.

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Awesome historical moment! Love the music and the biography film was amazing. none other than Kristen Stewart playing a very convincing role of Joan Jett!
 

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AvaMoore said:
Awesome historical moment! Love the music and the biography film was amazing. none other than Kristen Stewart playing a very convincing role of Joan Jett!

Lita Ford just released a new album "Living Like A Runaway" under the Steamhammer label.
Not sure if she will tour to support it.

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Lita Ford just released a new album "Living Like A Runaway" under the Steamhammer label.
Not sure if she will tour to support it.

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ooo Might have to look into that, really is my sort of music. Thanks for the heads up :D
 

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On this day in 1914 the first electric traffic signals were installed in Cleveland,Ohio.
 

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August 6, 2012 - "Curiosity" a rover style planetary probe the size of a car and powered by plutonium - landed safely on the surface of Mars.

"Curiosity" touched down early this morning after a series of complex maneuvers.

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