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Today ever sold: Aug. 6, U.S. drops atom bomb on Hiroshima

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Today is Saturday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2022. You can find 147 days left in the entire year.

Todays Highlight ever sold:

On Aug. 6, 1945, during World War II, the U.S. B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb code-named Little Boy on Hiroshima, Japan, leading to around 140,000 deaths. (Three days later, america exploded a nuclear device over Nagasaki; five days from then on, Imperial Japan surrendered.)

With this date:

In 1806, the Holy Roman Empire went of existence as Emperor Francis II abdicated.

In 1825, Upper Peru became the autonomous republic of Bolivia.

In 1942, Queen Wilhemina of holland became the initial reigning queen to handle a joint session of Congress, telling lawmakers that despite Nazi occupation, her peoples motto remained, No surrender.

In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act.

In 1973, entertainer Stevie Wonder was seriously injured in a vehicle accident in NEW YORK.

In 1978, Pope Paul VI died at Castel Gandolfo at age 80.

In 1991, the internet made its public debut as a way of accessing webpages on the internet. TV newsman Harry Reasoner died in Norwalk, Connecticut, at age 68.

In 1993, Louis Freeh won Senate confirmation to be FBI director.

In 2003, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger used an appearance on NBCs The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to announce his successful bid to displace California Gov. Gray Davis.

In 2009, Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed because the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice by way of a Senate vote of 68-31. John Hughes, 59, Hollywoods youth movie director of the 1980s and 90s, died in NEW YORK.

In 2011 insurgents shot down a U.S. military helicopter during fighting in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, a lot of them from the same elite Navy commando unit that had slain Osama bin Laden; seven Afghan commandos also died.

In 2013, U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan continued trial at Fort Hood, Texas, charged with killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in a 2009 attack. (Hasan, who admitted undertaking the attack, was convicted and sentenced to death.)

A decade ago: Syrias prime minister, Riad Hijab, defected 8 weeks after having in to the position by President Bashar Assad. Marvin Hamlisch, 68, who composed or arranged the scores for a large number of movies like the Sting and the Broadway smash A Chorus Line, died in LA.

Five years back: Vice President Mike Pence, in a statement released by the White House, referred to as disgraceful and offensive a fresh York Times report suggesting he was laying the groundwork for a possible presidential bid in 2020 if President Donald Trump weren’t to perform.

Twelve months ago: A FRESH Jersey gym owner, Scott Fairlamb, and a Washington state man, Devlyn Thompson, became the initial people charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to plead guilty to assaulting a police officer. (Fairlamb was sentenced to 41 months in prison; Thompson received nearly four years.) American Allyson Felix won her record 10th Olympic track medal at the Tokyo Games with a bronze in the 400 meters, probably the most medals won by any woman in Olympic history. (She’d win an 11th the next day.) The U.S. team of April Ross and Alix Klineman won gold in beach volleyball.

Todays Birthdays: Childrens performer Ella Jenkins is 98. Actor-director Peter Bonerz is 84. Actor Louise Sorel is 82. Actor Michael Anderson Jr. is 79. Actor Ray Buktenica is 79. Actor Dorian Harewood is 72. Actor Catherine Hicks is 71. Rock singer Pat MacDonald (Timbuk 3) is 70. Country musician Mark DuFresne is 69. Actor Stepfanie Kramer is 66. Actor Faith Prince is 65. R&B singer Randy DeBarge is 64. Actor Leland Orser is 62. Actor Michelle Yeoh (yoh) is 60. Country singers Patsy and Peggy Lynn are 58. Basketball Hall of Famer David Robinson is 57. Actor Jeremy Ratchford is 57. Actor Benito Martinez is 54. Country singer Lisa Stewart is 54. Movie writer-director M. Night Shyamalan (SHAH-mah-lahn) is 52. Actor Merrin Dungey is 51. Singer Geri Halliwell Horner is 50. Actor Jason OMara is 50. Actor Vera Farmiga is 49. Actor Ever Carradine is 48. Actor Soleil (soh-LAY) Moon Frye is 46. Actor Melissa George is 46. Rock singer Travis McCoy is 41. Actor Leslie Odom Jr. is 41. Actor Romola Garai is 40. U.S. Olympic and WNBA basketball star Aja Wilson is 26.

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