Lincoln Steffens Dead, Fat Man Dropped, Anarchists Murder in L.A.

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

Nagasaki is devastated when Democratic President Harry S Truman orders deployment of the atomic bomb, "Fat Man"; dropped by the U.S. B-29 Bockscar, 70,000 people are killed instantly (1945)

Members of a cult led by Charles Manson brutally murder five people at a residence in Benedict Canyon, near Beverly Hills, CA (1969)

The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership (1993)

President B. Hussein Obama receives the 2009 NFL Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints at the White House (2010)

President B. Hussein Obama and DSA Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta travel to Dover Air Force Base for another controversial photo-op with military caskets (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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