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Frozen in Time

Courtesy photo Warplane Enola Gay, the B-29 bomber, released an atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan, and would become a symbol of U.S. military might and lost innocence.

Frozen in Time

A look back at the week that was…

By P.M. Fadden
Associate Editor

Monday, August 6th – U.S. aircraft, Enola Gay dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, 1945.

Courtesy photo Warplane Enola Gay, the B-29 bomber, released an atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan, and would become a symbol of U.S. military might and lost innocence.

Courtesy photo
Warplane Enola Gay, the B-29 bomber, released an atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan, and would become a symbol of U.S. military might and lost innocence.


Tuesday, August 7th – Gen. George Washington authorizes award of the Purple Heart for soldiers wounded in combat, 1782.

Wednesday, August 8th – Alaskan Proud: Col. and Mrs. Charles Lindbergh landed at Barrow en route to the Orient, 1931.

Thursday, August 9th – Fictional character, Smokey the Bear is created by the United States Forest Service and Ad Council, 1944.

Friday, August 10th – NASA launches Discoverer 13, a satellite; it would become the first object ever to be recovered from orbit, 1960.

Saturday, August 11th – The group Al Qaeda is formed at a Peshawar, Pakistan meeting, 1988.

Sunday, August 12th – Computer giant IBM introduces the company’s first personal computer, 1981.

These dates in history are happily brought to you by the Glacier City Gazette in the hopes that the current week is just as noteworthy. Cheers.