Is the Sixth of August an Ill-fated Day?
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Is the Sixth of August an Ill-fated Day?

The day, the sixth of August, brings humanity the sad memories of Hiroshima. This sixth day of August has played an important role in both the World Wars. Do all these say that this day, sixth of August, is an ill-fated day? No, it is a day of hope. It is a day of change. It is a day of prayer for the health of the human race.
Today is the sixth of August. It brings humanity the sad memories of Hiroshima. Some countries observe this day as the first day of the Fall season. History says that this is the day of the Fall of the Holy Roman Empire. This sixth day of August has played an important role in both the World Wars. Then what else? Do all these say that this day, sixth of August, is an ill-fated day? August is a month of change August has recorded many significant events in history. If you look at history you can find this day as a day of changes. It has many turning points that changed the destiny of the whole humankind. August can also be considered as a call for a change. 6 August, 1806 the Holy Roman Empire ends It was on this day that the last Holy Roman Emperor Francis II abdicated and dissolved the Empire in 1806 during the Napoleonic Wars. The Holy Roman Empire had been a mighty power in Europe for more than 1000 years. The French Revolution and wars of Napoleon had weakened the Empire and brought it to the end when the last Holy Roman Emperor Francis II abdicated, following a military defeat by the French. Voltaire remarked this end as, "the end of every rule, no more holy no more Roman and no more an empire". 6 August 1914 marked the beginning of World Wars World Wars have been the deadliest pages of history. Look at the coincidences: they started on this day in 1914 and are thought to have ended on this day in 1945. The First World War which started with some disputes among nations turned into a global war on this day. The website www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/firstworldwar/ says (on this day), "The Austro-Hungarian Empire declares war on Russia. French and British troops invade the German colony of Togo in West Africa". 6 August 1945 the culmination of World War II- The atomic bombing It was again on this day that the world history turned into red with blood shed and black with the death of thousands. The first ever nuclear bomb was dropped on the earth. American airmen dropped the atom bomb which they called "Little Boy" on the city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 and killed and injured millions of people. Gulf War on 6 August, 1990 The fate of the day continues even after the World Wars. On 6 August 1990 President George H. W. Bush ordered the deployment of U.S. Armed forces to defend Saudi Arabia in an operation named "Operation Desert Shield." The United Nations also intervened in the Gulf War and issued Resolution 661 on August 6, 1990, which called for economic sanctions against Iraq. Another resolution called Resolution 662 issued by the United Nations declared the invasion illegal. 6 August calls for a hopeful change History of 6 August continues with sorrowful pages. Yet humanity is not discouraged. It is always ready for a healthy change. It is determined to fight for the welfare of the whole humanity. Let us not be discouraged that 6 August is a day of ill fate. It is a day of call for a change. It is worthy to remember another positive side of this day. This day is the greatest day of Ramadan Night Vigil. This day is observed as Night of Destiny in Bangla Desh. This day also has great importance in Islam, since it was on this day that the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad. This day falls in the month of Ramadan. Muslims spend the night of this day as a day prayerful night-vigil. Let us join with our Muslim fraternity and pray God Almighty for the welfare of the whole human race.

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