Monday, August 09, 2004

A History Palooza - August 9th - Tickets while they last...

Not only 59 years since the bombing of Nagasaki (1945), but 30 years since Richard M. Nixon resigned in disgrace as President of the U.S (1974). A bonus day on the Happy Planet.

To start you on your stroll down memory lane, a few links:

Truman's warning at 10PM DC-time on August 9th... after the bombing of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Truman tells Stalin on July 24, 1945.

The Avalon Project from Yale University, their Hiroshima/Nagasaki resource site. (note that the Avalon Project is a great resource for many points of US history.

Nixon's Resignation Letter at Watergate info site.

To my husband this morning I remarked that today was the beginning of just another agonizing week in Paradise. He rolled his eyes at me and scrunched up his mouth. "Yah, exactly," I said. "That kinda week." He knows about my obsession with the importance of remembering history and telling those who come after. He doesn't really like it, but he knows.

"The history of the world is the world's court of justice." Friedrich Von Schiller (historian, playwright, poet)