AMERICAN REVOLUTION DeLancey and Hull battle for the Bronx, 1779
AUTOMOTIVE First electric traffic signal installed, 1914
DISASTER Earthquake causes deadly landslides in Ecuador, 1948
GENERAL INTEREST First transatlantic telegraph cable completed, 1858
HOLLYWOOD Risky Business debuts, launches Cruise to stardom, 1983
LITERARY Guy de Maupassant’s birthday, 1850
MUSIC American Bandstand goes national, 1957
PRESIDENTIAL Lincoln imposes first federal income tax, 1861
SPORTS NBA merges with ABA,1976
VIETNAM WAR Navy flies retaliatory strikes against North Vietnam, 1964
WORLD WAR I German assault on Liege begins first battle of World War I, 1914
WORLD WAR II Hundreds of Jews are freed from forced labor in Warsaw, 1944
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ATLANTA, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A 30-year-old Atlanta woman is OK after accidentally swallowing a butter knife, doctors said.
BROOKVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 4 (UPI) — A new scandal is brewing at a Long Island country club where an ex-bartender claimed he was ordered to refill top-shelf liquor bottles with the cheap stuff.
MIAMI, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A Florida plastic surgeon said he recently helped out an Ohio bartender who had taken to Internet panhandling to raise money for breast implants.
STORNOWAY, Scotland, Aug. 4 (UPI) — The owner of a small Scottish inn is suing a worldwide travel Web site over what he said was a suspicious review of his establishment.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A Canadian woman called police when she found an online ad offering her baby for sale based on photos she’d posted on Facebook.
OMAHA, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A 74-year-old Nebraska man is selling off his vast collection of antique cars, and he hopes to replace all of them with a wife.