What happened this day in history August 6, 2001

What are the important events that happened on August 6, 2001? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 6, 2001: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 6, 2001 is the 218th day of the year 2001 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, 2001 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 16,617,600 minutes 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 Dime every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $564.70. (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.

Snake 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, 2001 Historical Events

  • 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, 2001?

  • 2001
    Ty Simpkins, American actor

Who died on August 6, 2001?

  • 2001
    Dorothy Tutin, English actress (b. 1930)
  • 2001
    Jorge Amado, Brazilian writer (b. 1912)
  • 2001
    Wilhelm Mohnke, one of the original 120 members of the Nazi SS-Staff Guard (b. 1911)

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