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 - Bernie Mac
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20th Century Fox Television

2008: Actor and comedian Bernie Mac, known for roles in movies such as "Ocean's Eleven" and "Mr. 3000" and the sitcom "The Bernie Mac Show," dies from sarcoidosis complicated by pneumonia at the age of 50 in Chicago, Illinois.


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