8/9/12

Lincoln Steffens, Fat Man, Manson Cult

On this day: August 9
Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement (1942)

Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, "Fat Man", is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar; 70,000 people are killed instantly (1945)

Members of a cult led by Charles Manson brutally murder five people (1969)

President Barack Obama and DSA Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta travel to Dover Air Force Base for another controversial photo-op (2011)

d: Graham Wallas (1932), Lincoln Steffens (1936), Carl Clauberg (1957), Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Jay Sebring, Sharon Tate, Steven Parent (1969)

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