On this day:

1942 Quit India Movement Begins in India

1945 An Atomic Bomb is dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki

1965 Singapore Leaves Malaysia

2016 Longest ever hunger strike ends, Indian human rights campaigner Irom Sharmila tastes honey after 16 years

Born on this day:

1896 Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist

Gone on this day:

1962 Hermann Hesse, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate