Saturday, August 09, 2008

August 9th

Maybe a good day to stay in bed:

From Wikipedia:

1173 – The construction of a campanile, which would eventually become the Leaning Tower of Pisa (pictured), began.

1945 – World War II: USAAF bomber Bockscar dropped an atomic bomb named Fat Man, devastating Nagasaki, Japan

1969 – Followers of cult leader Charles Manson brutally murdered pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four others in her Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles home.

1974 – The Watergate scandal: Richard Nixon became the first (and to date only) President of the United States to resign from office.

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