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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, 28 mentally ill persons tied to a chain were 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 debuts 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.
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 is illegally annexed by the Soviet Union.
1930 Judge Joseph Force Crater steps into a taxi in New York and disappears, never to be seen again.
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 MĿrĿȿeȿti 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: First Battle of the Atlantic: 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.
1912 The Bull Moose Party meets at the Chicago Coliseum.
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 Prussian victory.
1870 Franco-Prussian War: The Battle of Wörth results in a decisive Prussian 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 The United Kingdom annexes Lagos, Nigeria.
1825 Bolivia gains independence from Spain.
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, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates, ending the Holy Roman 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.
135 The Roman Empire lays siege to Betar, effectively ending the Bar Kokhba revolt.
Famous People Born on August 6

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Year Name
1985 Garrett Weber-Gale, American swimmer
1765 Petros Mavromichalis, Greek general and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1848)
1952 Ton Scherpenzeel, Dutch keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1883 Scott Nearing, American economist and educator (d. 1983)
1962 Michelle Yeoh, Malaysian-Hong Kong actress and producer
1941 Andrew Green, Baron Green of Deddington, English diplomat
1974 Bobby Petta, Dutch footballer
1926 János Rózsás, Hungarian author (d. 2012)
1937 Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist and composer (d. 2000)
1887 Dudley Benjafield, English racing driver (d. 1957)
Famous People Deaths On August 6

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Date Name
2015 Frederick R. Payne, Jr., American general and pilot (b. 1911)
1979 Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen, German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
2009 Riccardo Cassin, Italian mountaineer and author (b. 1909)
1530 Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (b. 1458)
2012 Marvin Hamlisch, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1944)
523 Pope Hormisdas (b. 450)
2003 Julius Baker, American flute player and educator (b. 1915)
1195 Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria (b. 1129)
2007 Heinz Barth, German lieutenant (b. 1920)
1657 Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Ukrainian soldier and politician, 1st Hetman of Zaporizhian Host (b. 1595)