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On this day: August 9

POSTED: 04:01 PM PDT Aug 06, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 08, 2013 

Construction begins on the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a firefighting bear makes his debut, the United States drops the bomb on Japan again, Charles Manson's followers commit mass murder, and Nixon resigns, all on this day.

OTD August 9 - Robert Shaw
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Universal Pictures

1927: Actor Robert Shaw, best known for movies such as "The Sting," "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three," "Black Sunday" and "Jaws," is born in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England. He earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for 1966's "A Man for All Seasons."


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