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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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Battle of the Little Bighorn began on this day in 1876, when the US 7th
Cavalry under Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer wiped
out by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors led by Chiefs
Crazy Horse and
Sitting Bull in what has become famously known as "Custer’s Last
Stand."

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John Dean began his testimony before the Senate Watergate
Committee on this day in 1973.

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Jacques-Yves Cousteau (June 11, 1910 – June 25, 1997)


Jaques Cousteau was a
French naval officer, explorer, conservationist,
filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who
studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the
Aqua-
lung
and pioneered marine conservation.

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A SCIENTIFIC FIRST ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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Bouncing a laser off the moon

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Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955)
 
 

During World War II Einstein’s name was on a Nazi list of
assassination targets, with a $5,000 bounty on his head.

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Sir Michael Caine (Maurice Joseph Micklewhite).

Michael Caine served in the Korean War for the British Army. He made his
acting debut as Hindley, a drunk, in Wuthering Heights. He was knighted in
2000.

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On Sunday, February 28, a fierce two-hour gun battle took place
leaving six Davidians and four ATF agents dead.

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