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 - Melanie Griffith
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1957: Actress Melanie Griffith, known for movies such as "Working Girl" and "The Bonfire of the Vanities," is born in New York City. The daughter of actress Tippi Hedren, she was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe for her performance in "Working Girl."


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