Outgoing United States President Richard Nixon makes a thumbs up gesture during his farewell speech to cabinet members and White House staff, in the East Room of the White House, Washington, Aug. 9, 1974. Julie and David Eisenhower, his dauighter and son-in-law, are in the background. (AP Photo)

Today in History: August 9

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On August 9, 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, a U.S. B-29 Superfortress code-named Bockscar dropped a nuclear …

Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon, waving right, and his running mate Spiro Agnew react to cheers from the podium during the Republican National Convention at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Florida, Aug. 8, 1968.  (AP Photo)

Today in History: August 8

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Today is Monday, Aug. 8, the 221st day of 2016. There are 145 days left in the year.