TODAY IN HISTORY
On Aug. 3, 1916, Irish-born British diplomat Roger Casement, an advocate of independence for Ireland, was hanged for treason.
In 1936, Jesse Owens of the United States won the first
of his four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics as he took the 100-meter sprint.
In 1966, comedian Lenny Bruce was found dead in his Los Angeles home; he was 40.
U.S. air traffic controllers went on strike.
In 2014, Israel withdrew most of its ground troops from the Gaza Strip in an
apparent winding down of a nearly monthlong operation against Hamas that had left more than 1,800 Palestinians and more than 60 Israelis dead.
a gunman opened fire at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, leaving 22 people dead; prosecutors said Patrick Crusius targeted Mexicans in hopes of scaring Latinos into leaving the U.S.