THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2017. There are 144 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1969: Actress Sharon Tate and four other people were found brutally slain at Tate's Los Angeles home; cult leader Charles Manson and a group of his followers were convicted. 2014: Michael Brown Jr., an unarmed 18-year-old black man, was shot to death by a police officer after an altercation in Ferguson, Mo.
IN THE WORLD
1942: British authorities in India arrested nationalist Mohandas K. Gandhi; he was released in 1944. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Tennis Hall of Famer Rod Laver is 79. Actor Sam Elliott is 73. College Football Hall of Famer and former NFL player Doug Williams is 62. Rapper Kurtis Blow is 58. Hockey Hall of Famer Brett Hull is 53. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders is 50. Actress Gillian Anderson is 49. Actor Thomas Lennon is 47.