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This Week in History


August 3, 1958

The U.S. nuclear submarine Nautilus accomplishes the first undersea voyage to the geographic North Pole.

August 5, 1962

Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her Los Angeles home. Police concluded that the cause of death was suicide.

August 6, 1945

An American B-29 bomber drops the world’s first atom bomb on Hiroshima, killing 80,000 people and injuring another 35,000.



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