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TODAY IN HISTORY

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On Aug. 6, 1806, the Holy Roman Empire went out of existence as Emperor Francis II abdicated.

In 1825, Upper Peru became the autonomous republic of Bolivia.

In 1945, during World War II, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb code-named “Little Boy” on Hiroshima, Japan, resulting in an estimated 140,000 deaths.

In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act.

In 1973, entertaine­r Stevie Wonder was seriously injured in a car accident in North Carolina.

In 1991, the World Wide Web made its public debut as a means of accessing webpages over the Internet. Also, TV newsman Harry Reasoner died in Norwalk, Connecticu­t, at age 68.

In 1993, Louis Freeh won Senate confirmati­on to be FBI director.

In 2009, John Hughes, 59, died in New York City.

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