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This Day in History: 1945-07-28

Japanese premier Kantaro Suzuki disregards U.S. ultimatum to surrender.  A U.S. Army B-25 bomber flying in heavy fog crashed into the 79th floor of New York’s Empire State Building, killing all three people in the plane and 11 people in the building. The U.S. Senate ratifies the United Nations Charter by a vote of 89-2.  Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva arrive on the Pacific island of Tinian with the plutonium core used to assemble the Fat Man bomb used in the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9th.

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