THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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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.

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