By CHRIS ROWAN
Aug. 6, 1945, a nuclear weapon was used for the first time in
war when the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon became the first US President to
resign from office.
1492 (on August 3), Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos,
Spain, on his first voyage to the New World.
1806 (on August 6), the Holy Roman Empire came to an end.
1945 (on August 14), the Japanese surrendered to the allies, ending
World War II.
1990 (on August 2), Iraqi forces invaded
1814 (on August 24), British forces captured Washington D.C. and
burned the White House.
1920 (on August 18), the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution
was ratified, guaranteeing women the right to vote.
1963 (on August 28), Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I
have a dream” speech before some 200,000 civil rights supporters
in Washington, DC.
Bloodiest War (the Civil War)
August 5, 1864, yelling, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!”
Admiral David Farragut lead the Union Navy to victory in the Battle
of Mobile Bay.
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