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 - Gandhi
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1942: Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement, a civil disobedience movement seeking India's immediate independence from Great Britain. Gandhi was held for two years in the Aga Khan Palace in Pune, India, before being released.

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