What happened this day in history August 9, 1945

What are the important events that happened on August 9, 1945? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 9, 1945: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 9, 1945 is the 221st day of the year 1945 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 27, 1945 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaicosahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $256.10. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rooster is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 9, 1945 Historical Events

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    World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. 39,000 people are killed outright.

Who were born on August 9, 1945?

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    Posy Simmonds, English cartoonist

Who died on August 9, 1945?

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    Harry Hillman, American runner (b. 1881)
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    Robert Hampton Gray, last Canadian Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1917)

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