THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Denver Post - - NATION & WORLD - — The As­so­ci­ated Press

To­day is Satur­day, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2017. There are 148 days left in the year.

IN THE NA­TION

1884: The cor­ner­stone for the Statue of Lib­erty's pedestal was laid on Bed­loe's Is­land in New York Har­bor. IN THE WORLD

1936: Jesse Owens of the United States won the 200-me­ter dash at the Berlin Olympics, col­lect­ing the third of his four gold medals. HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

Ac­tor John Saxon is 81. Col­lege Foot­ball Hall of Famer and for­mer NFL player Ro­man Gabriel is 77. Ac­tress Loni An­der­son is 72. Ac­tress Tawney Ki­taen is 56. Basketball Hall of Famer Pa­trick Ew­ing is 55. Direc­tor-screen­writer James Gunn is 51. Re­tired MLB all-star John Olerud is 49.

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