On this day: August 9

POSTED: 04:01 PM PDT Aug 06, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 08, 2015 

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 - 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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