On this day:

1926 Gertrude Ederle becomes First Woman to Swim Across the English Channel

1945 US Bombs Hiroshima

1962 Jamaica gains independence

1965 Pakistani soldiers crossed the Line of Control into Kashmir

Born on this day:

1809 Alfred, Lord Tennyson, English poet

1881 Alexander Fleming, Scottish scientist, Nobel Prize laureate

Gone on this day:

1637 Ben Jonson, English writer