Star Map for Thursday August 8, 1974

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On 08 August 1974

President Richard Nixon, in a nationwide television address, announces his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon the next day..

Birthdate of Manjul Bhargava, Canadian-American mathematician and academic; Scott D'Amore, Canadian wrestler and manager; Brian Harvey, English singer-songwriter; and Andy Priaulx, Guernseyan race car driver.

100th anniversary

Birthdate of Albert Stanley, 1st Baron Ashfield, English businessman and politician, President of the Board of Trade (d. 1948).

25th anniversary

Birthdate of Keith Carradine, American actor; and Ricardo Londoño, Colombian race car driver (d. 2009).

10th anniversary

Birthdate of Anastasia M. Ashman, American blogger and author; Scott Sandelin, American ice hockey player and coach; and Paul Taylor, English cricketer.

5th anniversary

At a zebra crossing in London, photographer Iain Macmillan takes the iconic photo that becomes the cover image of the Beatles' album Abbey Road..

The Manson Family commits the Tate murders..

Birthdate of Monika Tsõganova, Estonian chess player; and Faye Wong, Chinese singer-songwriter and actress.

Death of Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German biologist and eugenicist (b. 1896).

4th anniversary

Birthdate of Trev Alberts, American football player and journalist; Ben G. Davis, English chemist and academic; José Francisco Molina, Spanish footballer and manager; and Chester Williams, South African rugby player and coach.

3rd anniversary

Birthdate of Johnny Balentina, Dutch baseball player.

Death of Freddie Spencer Chapman, English lieutenant (b. 1907).

2nd anniversary

Birthdate of Joely Collins, Canadian actress and producer; Andrea de Rossi, Italian rugby player and coach; Axel Merckx, Belgian cyclist; and Steven Tweed, Scottish footballer and manager.

1st anniversary

Kim Dae-jung, a South Korean politician and later president of South Korea, is kidnapped..

Birthdate of Shane Lee, Australian cricketer and guitarist; Gert Olesk, Estonian footballer and manager; Scott Stapp, American singer-songwriter and producer; and Ilka Agricola, German mathematician.

Death of Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish historian and author (b. 1898).

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The Download option will give you access to files optimized for printing at these sizes: 8.5x11" (letter), optimum for your home printer; 11x14", ideal for a medium-sized poster; 16x20", optimized for a medium-sized poster; 18x24", ideal for a large poster; 40x50 cm; 50x70 cm.

The Classic and Night Sky designs also include: 21x29.7 cm (A4); 24x30 cm; 30x40 cm; 24x36", ideal for an extra-large poster

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