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 B. Hussein 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), Peter Neville (2002), Ted Stevens (2010)

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