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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining August 9. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is August 9 so important!

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Top 10 August 9 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. On August 9, 1965 Singapore was expelled from Malaysia and becomes the only country to date to gain independence unwillingly

  2. On August 9, 1974, Vice President Gerald Ford became the U.S. President.

  3. The campaign began with the invasion of Sicily on July 9, 1943 and ended on August 17 with an Allied victory. The invasion of Sicily was codenamed "Operation Husky."

  4. Popeye's last cartoon came out on August 9, 1957 and none have been made since then.

  5. The Japanese city Kokura was the primary target for the "Fat Man" bomb on August 9, 1945, but on the morning of the raid, the city was obscured by clouds and the mission commander diverted to the secondary target, Nagasaki.

  6. Nagasaki was a secondary target on 9 August 1945, Kokura, Japan was the primary target of the 'fat man', but the approach was scrapped after cloud coverage prevented the visual approach on the city.

  7. There was a record number of weddings on Sept 9, 2009 in China, beating the previous year's record of 314,000 set on August 8, 2008

  8. On August 19-20, 1945 12 Japanese employees in the Maoka Post Office, Sakhalin, refused to leave their station against a major Soviet attack to the town, and continued to relay messages. When that town fell 9 of them took poison.

  9. The Republic of Indian Stream or Indian Stream Republic was an unrecognized constitutional republic in North America, along the section of the border that divides the current Canadian province of Quebec from the U.S. state of New Hampshire. It existed from July 9, 1832, to August 5, 1835.

  10. Nagasaki was not the original target of the atomic bomb on August 9, 1945; the original target was the town of Kokura—it was spared because clouds prevented the bomber from seeing the target.