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On this day: August 9

POSTED: 04:01 PM PDT Aug 06, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 08, 2013 

Construction begins on the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a firefighting bear makes his debut, the United States drops the bomb on Japan again, Charles Manson's followers commit mass murder, and Nixon resigns, all on this day.

OTD August 9 - Wrigley
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1988: The Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 6-4 in their first official night game at Wrigley Field. The Cubs had attempted to play the first night game at the stadium the night before, but were rained out in the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies.

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