Dates in History  
 
What Historical Events Happened On My Birthday?
Today Celebrity Birthdays



    See what makes August 6 special at Famous Daily.
    History, birthdays, holiday, and a quote!


    What happened on August 6

    • August 6, 0258 St Sixtus II ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    • August 6, 0523 St Hormisdas ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    • August 6, 1181 Supernova observed by Chinese & Japanese astronomers

    • August 6, 1538 "Bogot, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jimnez de Quesada."

    • August 6, 1787 Constitutional Convention in Phila begans debate

    • August 6, 1787 Sixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States are delivered to the Constitutional Convention.

    • August 6, 1806 "Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates, thus ending the Holy Roman Empire."

    • August 6, 1806 Holy Roman Empire ends

    • August 6, 1815 "US flotilla ends piracy by Algiers, Tunis & Tripoli"

    • August 6, 1819 Norwich University founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.

    • August 6, 1825 Bolivia gains independence from Peru

    • August 6, 1845 Russian Geographical Society is founded in Saint Petersburg.

    • August 6, 1854 Congress passes Confiscation Act

    • August 6, 1855 "Election riots known as ""Bloody Monday"" in Louisville, KY"

    • August 6, 1861 "British annexation of Lagos, Nigeria."

    • August 6, 1862 "CSA ironclad ""Arkansas"" is badly damaged in Union attack"

    • August 6, 1864 "Rebels evacuate Ft Powell, Mobile Bayd"

    • August 6, 1870 "Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Wrth is fought, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory."

    • August 6, 1870 White conservatives suppresed black vote & captured Tenn legislature

    • August 6, 1889 "London's Savoy Hotel opens, the first British hotel to have private baths"

    • August 6, 1890 "At Auburn Prison in New York, murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair."

    • August 6, 1890 Cy Young pitches & wins 1st game

    • August 6, 1890 "First use of electric chair in US, John Hart, in NY for murder"

    • August 6, 1901 "Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation."

    • August 6, 1909 Alice Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip.

    • August 6, 1911 "Lucille Ball, comedienne and actress born August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, NY, U.S.A. She died April 26, 1989 from a ruptured aorta during surgery."

    • August 6, 1912 The Bull Moose Party meets at the Chicago Coliseum.

    • August 6, 1914 Austria-Hungary declares war against Russia

    • August 6, 1914 "Denis Patrick Dowd Jr. enlists in the French Foreign Legion, becoming the first American to fight in World War I."

    • August 6, 1914 "Ellen Wilson Pres Wilson's wife, dies at 54"

    • August 6, 1914 Serbia declares war against Germany

    • August 6, 1914 "World War I: First Battle of the Atlantic - Two days after the United Kingdom 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."

    • August 6, 1914 World War I: Serbia declares war on Germany; Austria declares war on Russia.

    • August 6, 1915 "Battle of Lone Pine, Gallipoli starts ? Seven Australians receive Victoria Crosses"

    • August 6, 1919 The first air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)

    • August 6, 1921 "Clason Point, Bronx to College Point, Queens muni ferry system begins"

    • August 6, 1923 Henry Sullivan swims the English Channel.

    • August 6, 1926 Gertrude Ederle becomes first woman to swim across the English Channel.

    • August 6, 1926 "Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping."

    • August 6, 1926 "In New York, the Warner Brothers' Vitaphone system premieres with the movie Don Juan starring John Barrymore."

    • August 6, 1926 Warner Bros premiers Vitaphone sound-on-disc movie system

    • August 6, 1927 "The third Toronto Union Station is opened officially by Edward, Prince of Wales. It was opened to the public on August 11, but passengers had to walk across to the old station tracks. The first day on which trains used the new, elevated, tracks through the new station platform was January 31, 1930."

    • August 6, 1934 "US troops leave Haiti, which had been occupied since 1915"

    • August 6, 1941 A curfew is imposed on US gas stations in preparation for the upcoming war.

    • August 6, 1942 Queen Wilhelmina is the first reigning queen to address a joint session of the United States Congress.

    • August 6, 1944 "Deportation of 70,000 jews from Lodz Poland to Auschwitz begins"

    • August 6, 1945 "Hiroshima Peace Day-atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima by ""Enola Gay"""

    • August 6, 1945 "The first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, an explosion equal to 20,000 tons of TNT."

    • August 6, 1945 "World War II: Hiroshima is devastated when an atomic bomb, ""Little Boy"", is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people were killed instantly."

    • August 6, 1946 US officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court

    • August 6, 1948 "Bob Mathias, US, wins decathlon at London Olympics"

    • August 6, 1948 Fanny Blankers-Koen from Netherlands is first women to win 3 golds at Olympics

    • August 6, 1951 "Typhoon floods kill 4,800 in Manchuria"

    • August 6, 1956 "After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network has its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena."

    • August 6, 1958 Glenn Davis sets record of 49.2 in 400-meter hurdles

    • August 6, 1958 "Sports: Australian runner Herb Elliot broke the world record for the mile at the Morton Stadium in Dublin, in a time of 3:54.5."

    • August 6, 1960 August 6 1960 Artist/rock performer Vincent Dougherty born

    • August 6, 1960 "Cuban Revolution: In response to a United States embargo, Cuba nationalizes American and foreign-owned property in the nation."

    • August 6, 1960 "USA The Highest Ever Parachute jump was Made by Joe Kittinger in Excelsior III at 100,000Ft (31KM/23Mi) and lasted for 15 Minutes and 3 Seconds."

    • August 6, 1961 "Gherman S Titov, 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits), 1st case of motion sickness in space reported"

    • August 6, 1961 "Second successful manned orbital flight (USSR, Gherman Titov)"

    • August 6, 1962 Jamaica becomes independent.

    • August 6, 1962 Jamaica gains independence from Britain

    • August 6, 1964 "Prometheus, the world's oldest tree, is cut down."

    • August 6, 1964 "Sir Cedric Hardwicke actor (Capt Hook-Peter Pan), dies at 71"

    • August 6, 1965 "Beatles release ""Help"" album in UK"

    • August 6, 1965 Federal Voting Rights Act guarantees black voting rights

    • August 6, 1965 "Nancy Carroll actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 60"

    • August 6, 1965 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into United States law.

    • August 6, 1966 "Braniff Airlines Flight 250 crashes in Falls City, NE killing all 42 on board."

    • August 6, 1974 "Explosion & fire destory Great Northern RR yard in Wenatchee, Wash"

    • August 6, 1976 "Zulfikar Ali Bhutto lays foundation-stone of Port Qasim, Karachi."

    • August 6, 1978 Pope Paul VI dies of heart attack at summer residence at 80

    • August 6, 1979 "Kurt Kaszner actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), dies at 65"

    • August 6, 1981 "NASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it failed"

    • August 6, 1983 "Minn Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)"

    • August 6, 1984 203.05 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange

    • August 6, 1985 "19th space shuttle mission (51-F), Challenger 8, lands at Edwards AFB"

    • August 6, 1986 A low-pressure system that redeveloped off the New South Wales coast dumps a record 328 millimetres (13 inches) of rain in a day on Sydney.

    • August 6, 1986 "Phil Katz releases PKARC version 1.0, for the IBM"

    • August 6, 1986 "William J Schroeder (world's longest-survivor with permanent artificial heart, dies after 620 days with Jarvik VII man-made pump)"

    • August 6, 1988 """Tompkins Square Park Police Riot"" in New York City. A riot erupted in Tompkins Square Park when police attempted to enforce a newly-passed curfew for the park. Bystanders, artists, residents, homeless people and political activists were caught up in the police action that took place on the night of August 6 and the early morning of August 7."

    • August 6, 1988 Number one hit on UK music charts - Yazz & The Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up

    • August 6, 1989 Boston Red Sox retire Carl Yastrezemski's #8

    • August 6, 1989 Pilot Union tells pilots okay to cross Eastern Airlines picket lines

    • August 6, 1990 Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council orders a global trade embargo against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.

    • August 6, 1990 President George Bush orders Operation Desert Shield

    • August 6, 1990 UN Security Council votes 13-0 (2 abstentions Cuba & Yemen) to place economic sanctions against Iraq

    • August 6, 1991 "Doi Takako, chair of the Social Democratic Party (Japan), becomes Japan's first female speaker of the House of Representatives."

    • August 6, 1991 "Harry Reasoner newscaster (Host on 60 Minutes), dies at 68"

    • August 6, 1991 Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.

    • August 6, 1993 "Flash flood, landslide, debris blow occurred Kagoshima, Kysh, Japan. Two passenger train hit by debris blow at outskirt of Kagoshima, but all passenger is rescued by local authority, these disaster is 49 killed. In Kagoshima prefecture, same disaster case on August 1, where 23 victims."

    • August 6, 1993 Louis Freeh is confirmed by the United States Senate to be the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    • August 6, 1995 "Hurricane Erin subsided into a small, tropical storm."

    • August 6, 1996 "NASA announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms."

    • August 6, 1997 "Korean Air Flight 801, a Boeing 747-300, crashes into the jungle on Guam on approach to airport, killing 228."

    • August 6, 1997 Korean Airlines Flight 801 crashed on Guam

    • August 6, 1997 Microsoft buys $150 million worth of shares of financially troubled Apple Computer.

    • August 6, 2000 "The Roman Catholic Church's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, under Prefect Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, publishes Dominus Iesus, notable for its lack of the filioque clause in the Latin text of the Nicene Creed."

    • August 6, 2001 "White House briefing entitled Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S. delivered to George W. Bush. This document foreshadowed the September 11, 2001 attacks."

    • August 6, 2002 Manindra Agrawal et al prove the long standing number theory conjecture in the article entitled Primes in P.

    • August 6, 2002 Marquis de la Fayette is made Honorary Citizen of the United States

    • August 6, 2007 "One day after an executive shakeup, Bear Stearns sends letter to clients reassuring them that the company is financially secure . Rest assured, Bear Stearns has seen challenging markets before and has the experience and expertise to serve you well. The firm said"

    • August 6, 2007 The Crandall Canyon Mine in Utah collapses trapping 6 men.

    • August 6, 2009 64th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings

    • August 6, 2009 A company manager claims that an 77-day occupation of a car plant by hundreds of laid-off workers in South Korea has come to an end.

    • August 6, 2009 A poll finds 61% of Americans believe their country was correct to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    • August 6, 2009 An Indian court sentences to death three people for carrying out bombings that killed more than 50 people in Mumbai in 2003.

    • August 6, 2009 "Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia express concerns whilst Peru supports a planned accord by Colombian President ?lvaro Uribe to allow United States troops to use several bases. Venezuela announces trade measures against Colombia."

    • August 6, 2009 At least 34 people are feared dead after their bus plunges into the Indus River in Pakistan.

    • August 6, 2009 "At least nine people are killed and several inhale fumes after a fire at a retirement home in Melle, Belgium."

    • August 6, 2009 "Brazil returns 1.500 tonnes of syringes, condoms and dirty nappies which were sent from the United Kingdom."

    • August 6, 2009 "Hundreds of panic-stricken people queue at hospitals in Pune, India, to be tested for swine flu following the first death from the disease in that country."

    • August 6, 2009 Iran bans all pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in an attempt to contain the spread of swine flu.

    • August 6, 2009 Japan calls for a nuclear-weapons-free world as it marks 64 years since Hiroshima was hit in the world's first atomic bomb attack.

    • August 6, 2009 Japan's first jury trial for more than 60 years ends with a man in his 70s being sentenced to 15 years in prison for murder.

    • August 6, 2009 "Malagasy crisis talks resume between interim leader Andry Rajoelina, ousted president Marc Ravalomanana and former presidents Didier Ratsiraka and Albert Zafy in Maputo, Mozambique."

    • August 6, 2009 Micro-blogging website Twitter is knocked offline by a distributed denial-of-service attack targetted at a Georgian blogger.

    • August 6, 2009 New Zealand?s Prime Minister John Key says he believes Fiji?s self-appointed Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama has given up on the Pacific Islands Forum.

    • August 6, 2009 "News Corp. announces its intent to start charging online customers for news content across all its websites, including The Times, The Sun, The Wall Street Journal, New York Post and Herald Sun."

    • August 6, 2009 President Jacob Zuma names Sandile Ngcobo as Chief Justice of South Africa.

    • August 6, 2009 Scientists say they have decoded the entire genetic structure of HIV-1?the main cause of AIDS in humans.

    • August 6, 2009 "Sonia Sotomayor is confirmed by the United States Senate as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, replacing David Souter."

    • August 6, 2009 "South African photographer Neil Hartmann, accused of documenting Namibia's annual seal cull, is detained without charge for nearly seven hours less than a month after the arrest of two journalists."

    • August 6, 2009 "Speaking at the ceremony, Mayor of Hiroshima Tadatoshi Akiba supports a call by United States President Barack Obama for the abolition of nuclear weapons."

    • August 6, 2009 "Supporters of Iran's opposition leader, Mir-Hossein Mousavi, battle riot police as they hoot horns and take to the streets of Tehran shouting ""Death to the dictator""."

    • August 6, 2009 The Iraqi cabinet agrees a draft law to restrict smoking in public places and ban tobacco advertising.

    • August 6, 2009 "The Presidents of Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame, pledge to boost economic and security ties after a rare meeting."

    • August 6, 2009 "The Slender-billed Vulture, one of the world's most endangered birds and said to be rarer than the Tiger, is twice successfully bred in Haryana and West Bengal."

    • August 6, 2009 "Up to 50,000 people, including officials and visitors from countries around the world, attend a memorial service in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park built directly below the point where the bomb exploded."







What happened on August 6 - What happened on my birthday. Today in History. Dates In history

 
Visitors' Postings

    • August 06, 1809 "Visitor posting - Alfred, Lord Tennyson born to be Poet Laureate - United Kingdom"

    • August 06, 1888 Visitor posting - Jack the Ripper's first victim discovered stabbed to death - United Kingdom

    • August 06, 1951 Visitor posting - Richard Evertz born - USA

    • August 06, 1962 Visitor posting - connie d driggers born august 6 1962 - USA

    • August 06, 1964 Visitor posting - Nathaniel was born - USA

    • August 06, 1970 "Visitor posting - Greg Jewett was born in Middletown, OH, son of Rob and Donna Jewett - USA"

    • August 06, 1977 Visitor posting - Alma Abigail born to Alma Rosa & Gabriel Angel - USA

    • August 06, 1979 "Visitor posting - Richard Fox was born, his mind and ideas will one day change the world. - USA"

    • August 06, 1980 Visitor posting - Celeste Elizabeth Bostian was born in San Diego - USA

    • August 06, 1986 Visitor posting - August 6 1986-Ross Stephen Fairfield is born. the world is changed forever

    • August 06, 1986 Visitor posting - World renowned lover and writer Vincent Dexter Tunseeprasert is born. - USA

    • August 06, 1987 Visitor posting - Jennifer Leann was born! - USA

    • August 06, 1988 Visitor posting - Tanner O was born - Canada

    • August 06, 1989 Visitor posting - August 6 1989 - Maeve Duggan is born!

    • August 06, 1989 Visitor posting - Jeff Adam Barbeau was born. - Canada

    • August 06, 1990 "Visitor posting - August 6, 1990 The Great Adam was born"

    • August 06, 1990 Visitor posting - Jessica Rae was born in worcester ma - USA

    • August 06, 1990 "Visitor posting - JonBen?t Patricia Ramsey, known as the girl who participated in the beauty pageants and was found murdered at the age of six, is born in Atlanta, GA. - USA"

    • August 06, 1993 Visitor posting - August 6 1993 A handsome guy named Alex was born ;)

    • August 06, 1993 Visitor posting - Brock Burch was born - USA

    • August 06, 1993 Visitor posting - Famous British Actor Al James Greedy is Born in Solihull Hospital - United Kingdom

    • August 06, 1994 Visitor posting - Amy was born(: - Canada

    • August 06, 1994 Visitor posting - Kaitlyn was born (: - Canada

    • August 06, 1996 Visitor posting - Ari Coles is born

    • August 06, 1997 Visitor posting - Isabelle Novinska was born - USA

    • August 06, 1998 Visitor posting - Delaney Schafer was born

    • August 06, 2005 "Visitor posting - Michelle and Joe get married in Newberry, MI"

    • August 06, 2007 Visitor posting - Gerard Way and Lindsay Ballato started dating - USA

    • August 06, 2010 Visitor posting - Barry and Marry are wed - Ireland



2016 Peoples-History.com ©