August 6: Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

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On August 6, 1945, the B-29 Enola Gay dropped the first atomic bomb used in war. Also on August 6, the NASA rover Curiosity landed on Mars (cover), Judge Crater disappeared, and the Ramones played their final concert.

August 6 is the birthday of Andy Warhol, Lucille Ball, and Robert Mitchum; top US ace Richard Bong, young man with a horn Bix Beiderbecke, and super freak Rick James died. August 6 is Children’s Day in Tuvalu, Independence Day in Jamaica, and Lighthouse Day in the US. If August 6 is the first Friday of the month, it’s International Beer Day, and if it’s the first Saturday, it’s International Hangover Day. August’s birthstones are peridot and sardonyx and its birth flowers are poppy and gladiolus. In traditional astrology, August 6 is in Leo; in sidereal astrology it’s Cancer.

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