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Born on this Day in History: August 6, 1917 - Robert Mitchum was one of the most memorable leading men of the twentieth century. After a youth spent as a vagrant and professional boxer, he found employment in the film industry as an extra in 1943. A legendary tough guy on and off-screen, Mitchum was associated with the post-war film noir thriller, his laconic, heavy-lidded manner was deceptively casual, disguising a potent screen presence.
On this Day in History: August 6, 1945 - An American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, drops the world's first atom bomb, over the city of Hiroshima. Approximately 80,000 people are killed as a direct result of the blast, and another 35,000 are injured. At least another 60,000 would be dead by the end of the year from the effects of the fallout.