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 - Hermann Hesse
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Dutch National Archives

1962: German-Swiss author and poet Hermann Hesse, the Nobel Prize laureate writer whose works include  "Steppenwolf," "Siddhartha" and "The Glass Bead Game," dies at age 85 in Montagnola, Ticino, Switzerland.


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