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A Good Day to Stay in Bed

5:30 PM -- August 9th has been pretty much a day of disasters.

On this day in 1945, we dropped the big one on Nagasaki, for no particular reason I've ever heard.

In 1969, the Manson Family murdered Sharon Tate and friends, ditto.

And in 1974, President Richard Nixon resigned from office, for a whole host of reasons.

That last, now I think of it, may not really qualify as a disaster. It did pave the way for the Betty Ford Clinic.

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

jggveth 12/5/2012 | 4:27:28 PM
re: A Good Day to Stay in Bed

Jerry Garcia died 8/9/95

Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 4:27:27 PM
re: A Good Day to Stay in Bed

Good one! if not quite on the same level as the others (well, maybe for some people).

shygye75 12/5/2012 | 4:27:25 PM
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August 9, 1977 -- Elvis Presley can't say No to a fifth PBBB triple decker. One week later, he pays the ultimate price.

Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 4:27:25 PM
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8/9/88 Wayne Gretsky traded by Edmonton Oilers to Los Angeles Kings. A Canadian disaster.

Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 4:27:24 PM
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Nice forensic work, mendyk.


1966: Lenny Bruce had been dead for six days.

Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 4:27:23 PM
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Now you're frightening the children, Ray.

digits 12/5/2012 | 4:27:23 PM
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August 9, 1957 - Melanie Griffith is born.

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