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 - Gregory Hines
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Columbia Pictures

2003: Actor and dancer Gregory Hines, whose best known movies include "Running Scared," "White Nights" and "Waiting to Exhale," dies of liver cancer at the age of 57 in Los Angeles, California.

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