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 - Terry Nichols
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2004: Terry Nichols is sentenced to 161 consecutive life sentences on state murder charges in the Oklahoma City bombing. In 1997, he had been convicted on federal charges as Timothy McVeigh's accomplice in the bombing.

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