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Today in sports history: Michael Phelps wins first gold of 2012 London Games, 16th overall
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Today in sports history: Michael Phelps wins first gold of 2012 London Games, 16th overall

Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, Aug. 2:

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President Richard Nixon, facing damaging new revelations in the Watergate scandal, announced he would resign the following day, and more event…

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The MGM movie musical “The Wizard of Oz,” starring Judy Garland, had its world premiere at the Strand Theater in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, three …

Three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, a U.S. B-29 Superfortress code-named Bockscar dropped a nuclear device (“Fat Man”) ov…

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Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man made his debut in issue 15 of “Amazing Fantasy," and more events that happened on this day in history.

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Anna Kendrick, Deion Sanders, Gillian Anderson, Juanes, Kurtis Blow…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Antonio Banderas, James Reynolds, Justin Theroux, Kylie Jenner, Ros…

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