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IMPORTANT DATES IN AUGUST July 31, 2008

Posted by priscilaraposo in Holidays.
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25th: Kiss-And-Make-Up Day

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The Kiss and Make Up Day is a great way to end a spat. Everyone has an argument, a fight, or a tiff once in a while. Family, friends, lovers, no one escapes without an occasional fight. Get over the issues, and resolve your differences Today is a day to end the fight, kiss, and make up.

 

 

 

 

21st, 1959: HAWAII BECOMES THE 50th STATE

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Long before surfing movies were made about Oahu’s north shore, Hawaii’s earliest inhabitants were Polynesian voyagers, living there for more than 1,000 years before European explorers visited. The English explorer Captain James Cook called them the Sandwich Islands in 1778 for the English Earl of Sandwich. Thankfully, that name didn’t stick. How would you like to tell your friends you’re going to Sandwich on vacation?

 

 

6th, 1945: AMERICA DROPS THE BOMB ON HIROSHIMA

 

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuclear attacks at the end of World War II against the Empire of Japan by the United States at the order of U.S. President Harry S. Truman on August 6 and 9, 1945.

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After six months of intense firebombing of 67 other Japanese cities, the nuclear weaponLittle Boy” was dropped on the city of Hiroshima on Monday, August 6, 1945, followed on August 9 by the detonation of the “Fat Man” nuclear bomb over Nagasaki.

The bombs killed as many as 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 in Nagasaki by the end of 1945, roughly half on the days of the bombings.

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