This Week in History

August 4, 1961:  Barack Obama born.

August 6, 1890:  First person executed by electrocution, William Kemmler, Auburn, New York.

August 6, 1965:  President Lyndon Johnson signs Voting Rights Act into law.

August 9, 1945:  US drops atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, resulting in Japan’s unconditional surrender.

August 9, 1974:  Richard Nixon resigns the presidency following the Watergate scandal.

Categories: Issues, National, State

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