This Day In History
August 5th :
1620 – The Mayflower departs from Southampton, England on its first attempt to reach North America.
1914 – In Cleveland, Ohio, the first electric traffic light is installed.
1957 – American Bandstand debuts nationally on the ABC television network after 5 years on a local Philadelphia TV station.
Celebrity Birthdays Include :
1930 – Neil Armstrong
1946 – Loni Anderson
1962 – Patrick Ewing