Poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson born in Somersby, England.
Comedienne Lucille Ball born in Jamestown, New York.
Actor Robert Mitchum (Night of the Hunter) born in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Artist Andy Warhol born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Judge Joseph F. Crater of the New York State Supreme Court walked out of restaurant in New York on his way to a show at the theater and was never heard from again.
Poet Diane Di Prima born in Brooklyn, New York.
The Enola Gay, a B-29 Superfortress of the U.S. Army Air Force, dropped an atomic bomb named Little Boy on Hiroshima, Japan, killing an estimated 80,000 people instantly.
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