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Today in History for August 6th

USATODAY.com Thursday, 6 August 2020
Highlights of this day in history: The United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan during World War II; LBJ signs the Voting Rights Act; Pope Paul VI dies; Scientist Alexander Fleming born; Funk singer Rick James dies. (Aug. 6)
 
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World War II World War II 1939–1945 global conflict between the Axis and the Allies

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Captain Sir Tom Moore’s life heads for the big screen

Captain Sir Tom Moore is getting the big screen treatment following a fiercebidding war. The life story of the centenarian, who raised more than £32million for the NHS by walking laps of his Bedfordshire garden, will be shotnext year. The Second World War veteran quipped: “I don’t know of any 100-year-old actors but I’m sure Michael Caine or Anthony Hopkins could do awonderful job if they were prepared to age up!”

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Battle of Britain heroes ‘should be celebrated whatever your politics’, says Second World War veteran [Video]

Battle of Britain heroes ‘should be celebrated whatever your politics’, says Second World War veteran

A 97-year-old former radar operative has said the heroes of the Battle ofBritain deserve to be celebrated “whatever your politics are”. Kath McLeodjoined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) in 1942, after the battle’sconclusion, but continued to carry out a role that saved many lives.

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Hiroshima Hiroshima Designated city in Chūgoku, Japan

Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bomb with ceremony [Video]

Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bomb with ceremony

People in Japan are taking a moment to pause and remember the victims of the catastrophic event.View on euronews

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Hiroshima marks 75th anniversary of world's first atomic bombing [Video]

Hiroshima marks 75th anniversary of world's first atomic bombing

Hiroshima mayor urges nations to reject self-centred nationalism on 75th anniversary of attack that killed over 140,000.

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Survivors mark 75th anniversary of Hiroshima bomb [Video]

Survivors mark 75th anniversary of Hiroshima bomb

The dwindling number of witnesses to the world's first atomic bombing inHiroshima were among those marking the 75th anniversary of the slaughter.Hiroshima mayor Kazumi Matsui urged world leaders to more seriously commit tonuclear disarmament, pointing out Japan's failures. In a speech, Mr Matsuihighlighted what survivors feel is the hypocrisy of Japan's government, whichhosts 50,000 American troops and is protected by the US nuclear umbrella.

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