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 - Audrey Tautou
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1978: Actress Audrey Tautou, best known for her roles in movies such as "Amélie," "Dirty Pretty Things" and "The Da Vinci Code," is born in Beaumont, Puy-de-Dôme, France.

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