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.

Birthdays:
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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