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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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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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During the U.S. Civil War, the first day’s fighting at Gettysburg
began on this day in 1863.

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The first peacetime detonation of a nuclear bomb happened on
Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean on this day in 1946.

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During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt and his
"Rough Riders" waged a victorious assault on San Juan Hill in
Cuba on this day in 1898.

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Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919)

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Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Spencer) 
(July 1, 1961 – August 31, 1997)

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The sovereignty over Hong Kong was transferred from Great Britain
to China on this day in 1997. Britain had controlled Hong Kong as a colony for 156 years.

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It was on this day in 2004.

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The Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on students during an
anti-Vietnam war protest at Kent State University on this day in
1970.

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It was on this day in 1979.

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On this day in 1886.

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It began on this day in 1961.

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BALLOON BOMB EXPLODES IN OREGON


A Japanese balloon bomb photographed in New York, July 2, 1945.

A Japanese balloon bomb exploded on Gearhart Mountain in Oregon on
this day in 1945. A pregnant woman and five children who were on an
outing were killed after discovering the explosive balloon launched by
the Japanese military. These are the only known fatalities on the U.S.
mainland from enemy attack during World War l l.


 

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