What happened this day in history August 6

What are the important events that happened on August 6? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 6: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 6 is the 218th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 147 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 24, 2022 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 461,040 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectadecaoctagon’ day.

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Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 169 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,515 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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August 6 Historical Events

  • 1506
    The Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Crimean Khanate in the Battle of Kletsk
  • 1538
    Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada.
  • 1787
    Sixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States are delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
  • 1901
    Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation.
  • 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 Helgoland to attack Royal Navy warships in the North Sea.
  • 1930
    Judge Joseph Force Crater steps into a taxi in New York and disappears never to be seen again.
  • 1945
    World War II: Hiroshima 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.
  • 1988
    The Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City spurs a reform of the NYPD, held responsible for the event.
  • 1993
    Heavy rains and debris kill 72 in the Kagoshima and Aira areas of Kyūshū, Japan.
  • 2001
    Erwadi fire incident, 28 mentally ill persons tied to chain were burnt to death at a faith based institution at Erwadi, Tamil Nadu.

Who were born on August 6?

  • 1887
    Dudley Benjafield, British racing driver (d. 1957)
  • 1906
    Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984)
  • 1941
    Lyle Berman, American poker player
  • 1960
    Dale Ellis, American basketball player
  • 1967
    Archbishop Alexy Bondarenko, Ukrainian-born American theologian
  • 1968
    Jack de Gier, Dutch footballer
  • 1969
    Elliott Smith, American musician (d. 2003)
  • 1973
    Monica Goodling, American George W. Bush Administration appointee
  • 1975
    Renate Götschl, Austrian alpine skier
  • 1977
    Leandro Amaral, Brazilian footballer

Who died on August 6?

  • 1645
    Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex, English merchant (b. 1575)
  • 1657
    Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Ukrainian-born Polish-Lithuanian noble
  • 1694
    Antoine Arnauld, French philosopher and mathematician (b. 1612)
  • 1695
    François de Harlay de Champvallon, French Catholic archbishop (b. 1625)
  • 1794
    Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst, British politician (b. 1714)
  • 1946
    Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1959
    Preston Sturges, American playwright, screenwriter, and director (b. 1898)
  • 1964
    Sir Cedric Hardwicke, English actor (b. 1893)
  • 1990
    Jacques Soustelle, French anthropologist (b. 1912)
  • 2001
    Wilhelm Mohnke, one of the original 120 members of the Nazi SS-Staff Guard (b. 1911)

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