On this day: August 5

Published: Jul 19 2013 06:59:14 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 05 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT
Ronald Reagan, 1981 air-traffic controllers strike

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.