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 - Jerry Garcia
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1995: Grateful Dead co-founder Jerry Garcia dies of a heart attack at the age of 53 in Forest Knolls, California.

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