THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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Today is Mon­day, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2017. There are 146 days left in the year.

IN THE NA­TION

1882: The fa­mous feud be­tween the Hat­fields of West Vir­ginia and the Mc­Coys of Ken­tucky erupted into full-scale vi­o­lence.

2016: Ichiro Suzuki tripled off the wall for his 3,000th hit in the ma­jor leagues, be­com­ing the 30th player to reach the mile­stone as the Mi­ami Mar­lins beat the Colorado Rock­ies 10-7.

IN THE WORLD

1947: The balsa wood raft Kon-Tiki, which car­ried a six-man crew 4,300 miles across the Pa­cific Ocean, crashed into a reef in a Poly­ne­sian ar­chi­pel­ago; all six crew mem­bers reached land safely.

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

For­mer MLB pitcher Don Larsen is 88. Hu­morist Gar­ri­son Keil­lor is 75. Ac­tor Wayne Knight is 62. Ac­tor David Du­chovny is 57. Ac­tor Michael Shan­non is 43. Ac­tress Char­l­ize Theron is 42.

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