This Week in History

August 4, 1961: The 44th President of the United States and Nobel Prize laureate, Barack Obama, is born.

August 5, 1962: American model, actress and singer Marilyn Monroe passes away.

August 6, 1945: US bombs Hiroshima.

August 7, 1974: French high-wire artist Philippe Petit walks a high wire between Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

August 8, 1981: Swiss tennis player Roger Federer is born.

August 9, 1942: Quit India Movement begins in India.

August 10, 2003: Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko becomes the first person to get married in space through a NASA satellite hook-up.