Dense column of smoke capped by mushroom cloud rises more than 60,000 feet into air over Japanese port of Nagasaki, result of atomic bomb, second ever used in warfare, dropped on industrial center from US B-29 Superfortress. August 8, 1945.
Czechoslovakian woman sobbing while, unable to contain her misery, she salutes triumphantly parading German troops after the annexation by Germany of the Sudetenland in accordance with the Munich Pact of Sep 30, 1938.
On Sunday, August 5, 1962, the body of movie actress Marilyn Monroe was found naked and face-down on her bed at her home on Fifth Helena Drive, in Brentwood, California. Empty bottles of pills prescribed to treat her depression were littered around the room. After a brief investigation, Los Angeles police concluded that her death was "caused by a self-administered overdose of sedative drugs and that the mode of death is probable suicide."
The wrecked remains of James Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder "Little Bastard" lie in the garage of a repair shop in Paso Robles, California. The car that hit him is in the back center. The 24-year-old film star was killed on the evening of September 30th when his car collided with a college student's automobile at an intersection 28 miles east of Paso Robles.
On July 31, 1970, at Middlefield, Connecticut, the Powder Ridge Rock Festival was scheduled to begin. A legal injunction forced the event to be canceled, keeping the musicians away; but a crowd of 30,000 attendees arrived anyway, to find no food, no entertainment, no adequate plumbing, and at least seventy drug dealers. Volunteer doctor William Abruzzi declared a drug “crisis” on 1 August and said “Woodstock was a pale pot scene. This is a heavy hallucinogens scene.”