Today In History – August 2nd

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1921 – 8 Chicago White Sox players were acquitted of throwing the 1919 World Series.
1962 – Singer Robert Zimmerman legally changed his name to Bob Dylan.
1979 – New York Yankees Catcher Thurman Munson died in a plane crash. He was practicing takeoffs and landings in his own plane near his Ohio home.
2000 – Texas Governor George W. Bush was nominated for President at the Republican National Convention, which was at The First Union Center (now Wells Fargo Center) here in Philadelphia.

Director Kevin Smith is 51
Actress Mary Louise Parker is 57
Former Saturday Night Live cast member Victoria Jackson is 62
Actor Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster) is 68

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