This day in History through the years

United States
August 6, 2008 1:07pm CST
I saw a post that mentioned that today was the day that America dropped the Atomic-bomb in Japan in 1945, so I thought of all the other things that happened that day as well, in other years. 1787- US constitution draft was debated in Philadelphia 1806- Holy Roman empire went out of existence 1825- Bolivia got independence 1890- First use of the electric chair 1928- Andy Warhol was born 1962- Jamaica became an independent dominion under the British commonwealth 1965- Lyndon B. Johnson, president of the US, signed the voting rights act 1978- The Pope (VI) died 1998- Bill Clinton's mistress testified over their affair 2005- Mother, Cindy Sheehan, held a weeks-long protest, over the death of her son in Iraq, outside of President Bush's ranch in Texas I hope you enjoyed reflecting on the past, though some of it was not so pleasant.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Yes, thank you very much for the input. This information is interesting to know. Yes I do remember about the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. It was a horrible thing. A lot of innocent people were killed. War is such a shame. I see that in 1787 the constitution draft was debated in Philadelphia. I was raised there. Interesting and informative sugar plum and thank you once again for your thorough research.
• United States
6 Aug 08
Thanks for your response! That's cool that you grew up in Philly, my mother did as well, I live in Pennsylvania not too far from there, and I always love visiting the city, it's such a fun place!
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I grew up in Northeast Philly and in later years lived in York, Pennsylvania. And now I am in Birmingham, Alabama. I have been through some changes but I never forget where I grew up. Yes, Philadelphia has a lot of good points and good memories.