This Day in History :: 09 August
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09 August 1945 : US drops 2nd atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki
09 August 1944 : 12 workers of Dutch illegal paper "Trouw, " executed at Camp Vught
09 August 1944 : Smokey Bear debuts as spokeman for fire prevention
09 August 1944 : US 79th / 90th division enter Le Mans
09 August 1942 : 200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland
09 August 1942 : Mahatma Gandhi and 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a "quit India" campaign by the All-India Congress
09 August 1942 : Vice-Adm Mikawa lands at Guadalcanal, Solomon Island
09 August 1941 : Winston Churchill reaches Newfoundland for 1st talk with FDR
09 August 1936 : Jesse Owens wins 4th gold medal at Berlin Olympics
09 August 1930 : Percy Williams runs world record 100m (10.3 seconds)
09 August 1925 : Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out
09 August 1923 : New York State Golf Association formed
09 August 1920 : Bulgarian and allied Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine goes into effect
09 August 1918 : Reds manager Christy Mathewson suspects Hal Chase of taking bribes to fix games, and suspends him "for indifferent play"
09 August 1915 : British attack at Chanak Bair at Gallipolis









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