|Source:Associated Press- Today in History.|
"Aug 8, 2021 Highlights of this day in history: The U.S. drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan; President Richard Nixon resigns; Charles Manson cult murders actress Sharon Tate and four others; Singer Whitney Houston born; Musician Jerry Garcia dies."
From the Associated Press
I'll take a few of these stories one at a time and go from there.
President Harry Truman dropping the bomb on Japan in 1945:
When you are at war with another country, which is what America was with Japan, after Japan attacked Hawaii in 1941, it literally becomes a you against them situation. Doesn't mean you take out innocent lives simply to do that or to win, but without the bomb, (not da bomb) that war perhaps goes on for another 2-3 years, costing America, as well as Japan, a lot more military personal, money, as well as innocent lives. Obviously a horrible call to have to make because of the damage that it did to Japan and the Japanese people. But it was the right call to make. It ended that war and Japan has been a thriving liberal democracy and developed country, almost ever since.
Sharon Tate is murdered in 1969:
I'm not going to say that the Manson Crime Family were a bunch of amateur criminals and I don't want to put their murders of Sharon Tate and other people they murdered lightly. But those 1969 murders starting with Sharon Tate, was Amateur Night in Los Angeles.
First of all, the Manson Family soldiers led by Charles Manson, but with Tex Watson in charge of this operation (if you want to call it that) went to the wrong house and murdered the wrong people. They wanted to murder Dennis Wilson, but Wilson no longer lived at that house. And the crazy crime scene that they left, with all the blood, DNA, finger prints, motive, even. It was like they were handing our free invitations to the Los Angeles Police Department to pick them up and arrest them for murder.
Whitney Houston born August 9th, 1964:
As far as I'm concern, if Whitney Houston is not the voice of my generation, (Generation X) then Mariah Carey is. And what do I mean by that? I'm not saying that Whitney is the best singer or has the best music, I'm saying she has the best voice, the best delivery, the best face, the best smile. I mean, to be that beautiful and cute, and have that voice, all at the exact same time, God (if there is one) must have been feeling very generous when he create her that day.