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Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Random Knowledge 2 -vww

Besides National Day, the earlier part of August has also some historically significant dates, such as my primary school classmate's birthday...just kidding. Two dates come to mind.

1st August - Nurses Day is celebrated in Singapore on this day. I never thought about why this date. A clever guess would be something to do with Nightingale but according to this, it has to do with the day French Nuns started working at the General Hospital at the Sepoy Lines in Singapore.

6th August - Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. I just saw a documentary about that 2 days ago. The aftermath of the explosion was horrifying, black radioactive rain and radiation illnesses, scary man.

9th August 1965 - Singapore declared independence on the twentieth anniversary of the Nagasaki bomb.


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Yeah I read in the "Today in history" section of the paper about the bombing of Nagasaki on this very day
By Anonymous Shuquan, at 11:25 PM  

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