A look back at the week in history
Aug. 8, 1876 Thomas Edison receives a patent for the mimeograph, a breakthrough in low-cost printing.
Aug. 9, 1974 Gerald Ford is sworn in as the 38th president of the United States, following Richard Nixon's resignation due to the Watergate scandal.
Aug. 10, 1944 Japanese troops occupying Guam surrender to American forces during World War II.
Aug. 12, 1994 Major League Baseball players go on strike, forcing cancellation of the 1994 World Series.
Aug. 13, 1961 East Germany erects barricades that would divide East and West Berlin for 28 years.