Sorry for my relative lack of posts, I'd been without internet for all of last week thanks to stupid city workers that didn't see the fat cluster of pipes and wires labeled PHONE and ELECTRICITY when they turned their saws on.
- 1945: Hiroshima!
The United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, that instantly killed an estimated 66,000 people in the first use of a nuclear weapon in warfare.
- 1806: Fall of the Holy Roman Empire
The Holy Roman Empire went out of existence as Emperor Francis I abdicated.
- 1890: First Execution by Electric Chair
Convicted murderer William Kemmler became the first person to be executed in the electric chair as he was put to death at Auburn State Prison in New York.
- 1998: The Lewinsky Testimony
Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky spent 8 1/2 hours testifying before a grand jury about her relationship with President Bill Clinton.