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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The bombing came just three days after the bombing of Hiroshima. About 74,000 people were killed. Japan surrendered
August 14.

Near total destruction

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U.S. President Richard Nixon formally resigned on this day in 1974,
Gerald R. Ford took his place, and became the 38th president of
the
United States.

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It w as on this day in 1969.

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Murder victims from left: Voityck Frykowski, Sharon Tate, Stephen Parent, Jay Sebring, and Abigail Folger.

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The book "Walden" was published by Henry David
Thoreau on this day in 1854.
  

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Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862)

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Whitney Elizabeth Houston
(August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012)

R&B and pop performer Whitney Houston became the most
awarded female singer in history for hits such as "Hold Me"
from her record-breaking album, Whitney Houston. She grew
up in a musical family with cousin Dionne Warwick and her
godmother
Aretha Franklin. She created the soundtrack for
and starred in the 1992 film The Bodyguard alongside Kevin
Costner
.

 

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Jerome John Garcia
(August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995)

singer-songwriter and guitarist Jerry Garcia is best known for his work
as the lead guitarist and as a vocalist with the band the Grateful Dead.

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On this day in 1945 a B-29 bomber, known as the Enola Gay, dropped the
first atomic bomb on an inhabited area. The bomb named "Little Boy" was
dropped over the center of Hiroshima, Japan. An estimated 140,000 people
were killed.

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Pictured is a mockup of "Little Boy," the atomic bomb that was
dropped that morning on Hiroshima.

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The Voting Rights Act was signed by
President Lyndon B. Johnson 
on this day in 1965.

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Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini)
(September 26, 1897 – August 6, 1978)

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Sir Alexander Fleming (August 6, 1881 – March 11, 1955) 

Scottish biologist, pharmacologist, and botanist Alexander Fleming 
shared the 1945 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for helping
to discover the antibiotic substance penicillin in 1928. His discovery
marked the start of modes antibiotics, which changed the medical
world forever. He worked in shipping before going to medical school
at the recommendation of his brother.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Alexander P. Butterfield (above) informed the Senate committee investigating the Watergate affair of the existence of President
Nixon’s recorded White House tapes on this day in 1973.

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It was on this day in 1999.

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Martha Stewart was convicted of insider trading and sent to jail
on this day in 2004. She is shown above with U.S. marshals, as
they leave the Manhattan federal court in New York.
 

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On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, FL,
and began the first manned mission to land on the moon.

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Apollo 11 Astronauts from left: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins &
Buzz Aldrin.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON


Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia
(August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995)


August 21, 1995.

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