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I thought we had a thread for for this. Oh well. Of we do feel free to merge.
 
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On this day in 2012 the world lost Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel to space.

Just a few wonderful and absolutely accurate words by Sally.

"Three secrets to success: Be willing to learn new things. Be able to assimilate new information quickly. Be able to get along with and work with other people."

- Sally Ride

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On this day in 1929 Jackie Kennedy-Onassis was born.

Just a few words from her and how true they are.

"One man can make a difference and every man should try."

- Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis

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On this day in 1930 Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon was born.

"Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand."

- Neil Armstrong

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I'm good for the most part with that one. You may not be.

It was a War Crime because Japan had been trying to broker a surrender through Russia from the moment Germany surrendered.

The US refused to talk to them because at that point, the war was won, and we wanted to demonstrate the Atom Bomb to Russia and intimidate Stalin.

That makes it a war crime.

There was never going to be a land invasion of Japan, the Japanese were ready to surrender any time we were willing to accept it.
 
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