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This Day in History: August

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This Day in History August 6: American Bomber Drops Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
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On this day in 1945, at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time, an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, drops the world's first atom bomb, over the city of Hiroshima. Approximately 80,000 people are killed as a direct result of the blast, and another 35,000 are inj... [more]
September 19, 2012 at 01:04 AM
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This Day in History August 5: Divers Recover U.S.S. Monitor Turret
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On this day in 2002, the rusty iron gun turret of the U.S.S. Monitor broke from the water and into the daylight for the first time in 140 years. The ironclad warship was raised from the floor of the Atlantic, where it had rested since it went down in... [more]
September 19, 2012 at 12:57 AM
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This Day in History August 7: Wood Raft Makes 4,300-Mile Voyage
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On this day in 1947, Kon-Tiki, a balsa wood raft captained by Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl, completes a 4,300-mile, 101-day journey from Peru to Raroia in the Tuamotu Archipelago, near Tahiti. Heyerdahl wanted to prove his theory that preh... [more]
September 19, 2012 at 01:14 AM
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This Day in History August 2: Iraq Invades Kuwait
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At about 2 a.m. local time, Iraqi forces invade Kuwait, Iraq's tiny, oil-rich neighbor. Kuwait's defense forces were rapidly overwhelmed, and those that were not destroyed retreated to Saudi Arabia. The emir of Kuwait, his family, and other governmen... [more]
September 18, 2012 at 01:40 AM
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This Day in History August 11: Federal Prisoners Land on Alcatraz
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A group of federal prisoners classified as "most dangerous" arrives at Alcatraz Island, a 22-acre rocky outcrop situated 1.5 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay. The convicts--the first civilian prisoners to be housed in the new high-security peniten... [more]
September 19, 2012 at 01:33 AM
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This Day in History August 8: Nixon Resigns
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In an evening televised address, President Richard M. Nixon announces his intention to become the first president in American history to resign. With impeachment proceedings underway against him for his involvement in the Watergate affair, Nixon was ... [more]
September 19, 2012 at 01:17 AM
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This Day in History August 4: Anne Frank Captured
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Acting on tip from a Dutch informer, the Nazi Gestapo captures 15-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family in a sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehouse. The Franks had taken shelter there in 1942 out of fear of deportation to a Nazi concen... [more]
September 18, 2012 at 01:52 AM
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This Day in History August 12: Skeleton of Tyrannosaurus Rex Discovered
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On this day in 1990, fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson discovers three huge bones jutting out of a cliff near Faith, South Dakota. They turn out to be part of the largest-ever Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever discovered, a 65 million-year-old specimen d... [more]
September 19, 2012 at 01:38 AM
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This Day in History August 10: Smithsonian Institution Created
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After a decade of debate about how best to spend a bequest left to America from an obscure English scientist, President James K. Polk signs the Smithsonian Institution Act into law.  Also on this day in 1821 Missouri was admitted as the 24th state. (... [more]
September 19, 2012 at 01:26 AM
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This Day in History August 3: Nautilus Travels Under North Pole
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On August 3, 1958, the U.S. nuclear submarine Nautilus accomplishes the first undersea voyage to the geographic North Pole. The world's first nuclear submarine, the Nautilus dived at Point Barrow, Alaska, and traveled nearly 1,000 miles under the Arc... [more]
September 18, 2012 at 01:47 AM
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