This Week in History
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August 4, 1961: Barack Obama born.
August 6, 1890: First person executed by electrocution, William Kemmler, Auburn, New York.
August 6, 1926: Gertrude Ederle, 19, becomes first woman to swim the English Channel.
August 6, 1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
August 6, 1965: President Lyndon Johnson signs Voting Rights Act into law.
August 8, 1945: President Harry Truman signs United Nations Charter.
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.
August 11-12, 2017: White supremacists rally in Charlottesville, VA; Heather Heyer, 32, is killed.
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