THIS DAY IN HISTORY
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.