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This Day In History
Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
The first American Indian Reservation is established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey.
Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
The Mount Washington Cog Railway opens, the world's first rack railway.
The first radio advertisement is broadcast on WEAF-AM in New York City.
The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.
John Locke, English philosopher (d. 1704)
Giovanni Battista Casti, Italian poet, satirist, and author of comic opera librettos (d. 1803)
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician and writer (d. 1894)
Charles F. Kettering, American inventor (d. 1958)
Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (d. 1982)
Elliott Gould, American actor
Michael P. Kube-McDowell, American science fiction novelist
Lenny Henry, British writer, comedian and actor
Rebecca De Mornay, American actress
Adam Sessler, American TV show host
Roy Oswalt, American baseball player
Lea Michele, American actress and singer