On this day: August 5

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