What happened this day in history August 6, 1991

What are the important events that happened on August 6, 1991? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 6, 1991: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 6, 1991 is the 218th day of the year 1991 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 147 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 24, 1991 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 189,288 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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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $2,039.25. (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.

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

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August 6, 1991 Historical Events

  • 1991
    Doi Takako, chair of the Social Democratic Party, becomes Japan’s first female speaker of the House of Representatives.
  • 1991
    Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.

Who were born on August 6, 1991?

  • 1991
    Jiao Liuyang, Chinese swimmer

Who died on August 6, 1991?

  • 1991
    Harry Reasoner, American television reporter (b. 1923)
  • 1991
    Roland Michener, Canadian politician and governor general (b. 1900)
  • 1991
    Shapour Bakhtiar, Iranian prime minister (assassinated) (b. 1915)

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