The Daily News | August 9

Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer, died, 1975
Escalator patented, 1859
Atomic bomb (“Fat Man”) dropped on Nagasaki, 1945
First Harvard commencement, 1642
US-Canada border defined (Webster-Ashburton Treaty), 1842
Richard Nixon resigned the Presidency, 1974
Largest crowd during baseball All-Star game (72,086, Cleveland), 1981
Persia defeated Spartans at Thermopylae, -480
Retired Navy Lt. Commander Arthur Walker convicted of spying for Russia, 1985
Jesse Owens won fourth Olympic gold medal, 1936