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 - Nagasaki bomb
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1945: Nagasaki, Japan, is devastated when an atomic bomb, "Fat Man," is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar, three days after the similar bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. More than 73,000 people were killed in the bombing, and another 70,000 injured. Japan would surrender six days later.


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