What happened this day in history August 6, 1945

What are the important events that happened on August 6, 1945? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 6, 1945: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 6, 1945 is the 218th day of the year 1945 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 147 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 24, 1945 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

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

If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $2,655.60. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Rooster is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 6, 1945 Historical Events

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    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.

Who were born on August 6, 1945?

  • 1945
    Andy Messersmith, American baseball player
  • 1945
    Ron Jones, British TV director (d. 1993)

Who died on August 6, 1945?

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    Hiram Johnson, American politician (b. 1866)
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    Richard Bong, American ace fighter pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1920)
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    Wu, Prince of Korea (b. 1912)

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