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On this day: August 17

POSTED: 08:14 PM PDT Aug 16, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 16, 2012 

Davy Crockett is born, George Orwell publishes his classic novel, the Berlin Wall claims its first victim, Bill Clinton admits to an "improper physical relationship," and Michael Phelps sets a new Olympic mark, all on this day.

OTD August 17 - Mark Felt
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1913: Mark Felt, who served as associate director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1972-73 and late in life revealed himself to be the Watergate scandal whistleblower known as "Deep Throat," is born in Twin Falls, Idaho.

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