On this day: August 5

Posted: 6:59 PM EDT Jul 19, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Aug 05, 2015

The Mayflower departs England, the first electric traffic signal is installed, Marilyn Monroe dies, the Beatles release "Revolver," and President Reagan fires striking air-traffic controllers, all on this day.

OTD August 5 - Sikh temple shooting
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2012: White supremacist Wade Michael Page fatally shoots six people and wounds four more at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. He ultimately committed suicide by shooting himself in the head after being shot in the stomach by a responding police officer.

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