August 26, 1346: The Battle of Crécy and Power of the Longbow!

8-26-16 4:35 PM EST: Have truly enjoyed reading many books, i.e., history-based novels about this time period, most notably by Sir Walter Scott, who was the man who first coined the phrase, "Oh what a tangled web we weave...".

This one takes place during the 100 years war and is between England and France. The French are employing mounted knights and crossbows, the English, primarily the longbow, but the History.com narrative differs from the second video below when describing the force numbers of each side.

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August 6, 1945: The U.S. Drops an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima!

8-6-16 3:33 PM EST: "On this day in 1945, at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time, 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.

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