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Jamaica’s National Day 1911 – American radio and motion-picture actress and television comedian Lucille Ball, who was best remembered for her classic television comedy series I Love Lucy, was born […]

Jamaica’s National Day

1911 – American radio and motion-picture actress and television comedian Lucille Ball, who was best remembered for her classic television comedy series I Love Lucy, was born in Celoron, New York.

Anniversary of:
• the HMS Roebuck, captained by William Dampier, lands at Shark Bay, WA on the first British scientific expedition to Australia (1699)
• the US dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan (1945)

Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima
On this day in 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan—the blast killed more than 70,000 people and destroyed most of the city—in an effort to hasten the end of World War II.

• the World Wide Web becoming publicly available (1991)
• the birthdays of poet Alfred Tennyson (1809), US First Lady Edith Roosevelt (1861), actress Lucille Ball (pictured) (1911), and artist Andy Warhol (1928)

2015 – American comedian Jon Stewart hosted his last episode of The Daily Show, a satiric news program that became a leading forum for current events, especially politics.

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