Archive for August 6th, 2017

IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1960!

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The song “The Twist” became a national sensation after Chubby
Checker (above) performed it on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand
(below).

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Chubby Checker (Ernest Evans) will be 76 years old in October.

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REVIEWING PAST WORLD NEWS

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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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