Today In History
In 1854: Henry David Thoreau published “Walden,” in which he described his experiences while living near Walden Pond in Massachusetts.
In 1936: Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics as the United States took first place in the 400-meter relay.
In 1945: Three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, the United States exploded a nuclear device over Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people.
In 1969: Actress Sharon Tate and four other people were found brutally murdered in her Los Angeles home; cult leader Charles Manson and a group of his disciples were later convicted of the crime.