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What Happened on August 6th This Day in History

Year Name
2015 A suicide bomb attack kills at least 15 people at a mosque in the Saudi city of Abha.
2012 NASA's Curiosity rover lands on the surface of Mars.
2011 War in Afghanistan: A United States military helicopter is shot down, killing 30 American special forces members and a working dog, seven Afghan soldiers, and one Afghan civilian. It was the deadliest single event for the United States in the War in Afghanistan.
2010 Flash floods across a large part of Jammu and Kashmir, India, damages 71 towns and kills at least 255 people.
2008 A military junta led by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz stages a coup d'état in Mauritania, overthrowing president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi.
2001 Erwadi fire incident: Twenty-eight mentally ill persons tied to a chain are burnt to death at a faith based institution at Erwadi, Tamil Nadu.
1997 Korean Air Flight 801 crashed at Nimitz Hill, Guam killing 228 of 254 people on board.
1996 The Ramones played their farewell concert at The Palace, Los Angeles, CA.
1996 NASA announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms.
1991 Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW makes its first appearance as a publicly available service on the Internet.
1991 Takako Doi, chair of the Social Democratic Party, becomes Japan's first female speaker of the House of Representatives.
1990 Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council orders a global trade embargo against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.
1986 A low-pressure system that redeveloped off the New South Wales coast dumps a record 328 millimeters (13 inches) of rain in a day on Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
1965 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law.
1962 Jamaica becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
1960 Cuban Revolution: Cuba nationalizes American and foreign-owned property in the nation.
1958 Law of Permanent Defense of Democracy, outlawing the Communist Party of Chile and banning 26,650 persons from the electoral lists,[7] is repealed in Chile.
1956 After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena in New York in the Boxing from St. Nicholas Arena series.
1945 World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning.
1944 The Warsaw Uprising occurs on August 1. It is brutally suppressed and all able-bodied men in Kraków are detained afterwards to prevent a similar uprising, the Kraków Uprising, that was planned but never carried out.
1942 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands becomes the first reigning queen to address a joint session of the United States Congress.
1940 Estonia becomes part of the Soviet Union.
1926 Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
1926 In New York City, the Warner Bros.' Vitaphone system premieres with the movie Don Juan starring John Barrymore.
1917 World War I: Battle of Mărășești between the Romanian and German armies begins.
1915 World War I: Battle of Sari Bair: The Allies mount a diversionary attack timed to coincide with a major Allied landing of reinforcements at Suvla Bay.
1914 World War I: U-boat campaign: Two days after the United Kingdom had declared war on Germany over the German invasion of Belgium, ten German U-boats leave their base in Heligoland to attack Royal Navy warships in the North Sea.
1914 World War I: Serbia declares war on Germany; Austria declares war on Russia.
1901 Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation.
1890 At Auburn Prison in New York, murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair.
1870 Franco-Prussian War: The Battle of Spicheren is fought, resulting in a German victory.
1870 Franco-Prussian War: The Battle of Wörth results in a decisive German victory.
1862 American Civil War: The Confederate ironclad CSS Arkansas is scuttled on the Mississippi River after suffering catastrophic engine failure near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1861 Britain imposes the Lagos Treaty of Cession to suppress slavery in what is now Nigeria.
1825 The Bolivian Declaration of Independence is proclaimed.
1824 Peruvian War of Independence: The Battle of Junín.
1819 Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.
1806 Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, declares the moribund empire to be dissolved, although he retains power in the Austrian Empire.
1787 Sixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States are delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1777 American Revolutionary War: The bloody Battle of Oriskany prevents American relief of the Siege of Fort Stanwix.
1661 The Treaty of The Hague is signed by Portugal and the Dutch Republic.
1538 Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada.
1284 The Republic of Pisa is defeated in the Battle of Meloria by the Republic of Genoa, thus losing its naval dominance in the Mediterranean.
Famous People Born on August 6

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Year Name
1941 Ray Culp, American baseball player
1656 Claude de Forbin, French general (d. 1733)
1985 Mickaël Delage, French cyclist
1846 Anna Haining Bates, Canadian-American giant (d. 1888)
1572 Fakhr-al-Din II, Ottoman prince (d. 1635)
1908 Helen Jacobs, American tennis player and commander (d. 1997)
1917 Robert Mitchum, American actor (d. 1997)
1912 Richard C. Miller, American photographer (d. 2010)
1928 Andy Warhol, American painter, photographer and film director (d. 1987)
1969 Simon Doull, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster
Famous People Deaths On August 6

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Date Name
1973 Fulgencio Batista, Cuban colonel and politician, 9th President of Cuba (b. 1901)
2003 Julius Baker, American flute player and educator (b. 1915)
2015 Ray Hill, American football player (b. 1975)
1828 Konstantin von Benckendorff, Russian general and diplomat (b. 1785)
1753 Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Estonian-Russian physicist and academic (b. 1711)
1990 Jacques Soustelle, French anthropologist and politician (b. 1912)
1757 Ádám Mányoki, Hungarian painter (b. 1673)
1945 Richard Bong, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1920)
1997 Shin Ki-ha, South Korean lawyer and politician (b. 1941)
2001 Jorge Amado, Brazilian novelist and poet (b. 1912)