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 - Gillian Anderson
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1968: Actress Gillian Anderson, best known for playing Special Agent Dana Scully on the TV series "The X-Files" and its two spin-off movies, is born in Chicago, Illinois.

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