On this day: August 9

POSTED: 04:01 PM PDT Aug 06, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 08, 2016 

A firefighting bear makes his debut, the United States drops the bomb on Japan again, Charles Manson's followers commit mass murder, Nixon resigns, and Michael Brown in shot and killed in Ferguson, all on this day.

OTD August 9 - Frank Gifford
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2015: Frank Gifford, the Pro Football Hall of Famer who enjoyed a successful transition to the broadcast booth, dies of natural causes at the age of 84 in Greenwich, Connecticut. After a 12-year playing career with the New York Giants that saw him win both the NFL Most Valuable Player Award and an NFL Championship in 1956, he was a play-by-play announcer and commentator for 27 years on "Monday Night Football." He was married to talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford from 1986 until his death.


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