Highlights of this day in history: Actress Marilyn Monroe dies; Cornerstone laid for the Statue of Liberty's pedestal; 'American Bandstand' debuts on network TV; Actors Richard Burton and Alec Guinness die. (Aug. 5)
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- August 5th, 1962.
MARILYN MONROE: You never felt anything for anybody in your life. All you know is the sad words. You could blow up the world, and all you would feel is sorry for yourself.
- Actress Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her Los Angeles home at age 36. Her death is officially ruled as a probable suicide from an overdose of sleeping pills.
1884, the cornerstone of the Statue of Liberty's pedestal is laid on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor. The statue is dedicated more than two years later.
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"American Bandstand" hosted by Dick Clark, makes its network debut on ABC. The teenage TV dance party would last for the next three decades.
- I said get over there and answer that door.
RICHARD BURTON: All right, love whatever love wants.
- Actor Richard Burton, who drew headlines for his marriage to actress Elizabeth Taylor, dies in Geneva, Switzerland. He was 58.
- And 2000.
ALEC GUINNESS: Remember, the force will be with you always.
- Actor Alec Guinness, known for movie roles from "The Bridge On The River Kwai" to "Star Wars" dies in Britain at age 86.
Today In History, August 5th. Sandy Kozel, the Associated Press.