On August 9th:
Four Events (instead of three)
1945 - World War II: An atomic bomb is dropped on the city of Nagasaki, Japan killing an estimated 70,000-90,000.
1969 - Members of a cult led by Charles Manson murder five people.
1974 - Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes president.
1987 - 9 people are shot dead and 17 more injured as 19-year old Julian Knight opens fire at random in the Hoddle Street Massacre in Clifton Hill
1968 - Gillian Anderson, American actress
1968 - Eric Bana, Australian actor
1995 - Jerry Garcia, American guitarist (Grateful Dead) (b. 1942)
All in all, August 9th has not generally been a happy day in history. It's creeped me out a bit.