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August 14: Independence Day in Pakistan (1947)

Roosevelt and Churchill aboard USS Augusta (CA-31)
Roosevelt and Churchill aboard USS Augusta (CA-31)

Doc Holliday (b. 1851) · Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (b. 1892) · Hugh Trumble (d. 1938)

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Bobby Eaton

Bobby Eaton (born August 14, 1958) is a retired American professional wrestler who made his debut in 1976. He worked mainly in tag teams, including The Midnight Express. Under the management of Jim Cornette, Eaton originally teamed with Dennis Condrey and, later on, with Stan Lane. He has also partnered with Koko B. Ware, Steve Keirn, and Steven Regal. Eaton trained under Tojo Yamamoto to become a professional wrestler. He wrestled for long stints with various promotions: Mid-America Wrestling, Continental Wrestling Association, Mid-South Wrestling, World Class Championship Wrestling, Jim Crockett Promotions, World Championship Wrestling, and Smoky Mountain Wrestling. He has also made brief guest appearances for Extreme Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, in addition to appearances for a considerable number of independent wrestling promotions. He retired in 2015 after nearly 40 years in the ring. (Full article...)

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Filling station

A filling station in Sabah, Malaysia, operated by Royal Dutch Shell. Filling stations, also known under a wide variety of names, are facilities that sell fuel and engine lubricants for motor vehicles. They include one or more fuel dispensers, which distribute fuels such as petrol and diesel into the tanks within vehicles and calculate the financial cost of the fuel transferred. Filling stations may also include air compressors to inflate tyres and electricity sockets acting as charging stations. Many filling stations also incorporate a convenience store, where customers can purchase snacks and other goods.

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