6 AUGUST
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1809
  • Leo Carrillo, 1880
  • Louella Parsons, 1881
  • Sir Alexander Fleming, 1881
  • Hoot Gibson, 1892
  • Guthrie McClintic, 1893
  • Dutch Schultz, 1900
  • Lucille Ball, 1911
  • Robert Mitchum, 1917
  • Freddie Laker, 1922
  • Andy Warhol, 1928
  • Barbara Windsor, 1937
  • Gerry Halliwell, 1972

Died On This Day:

  • St. Dominic, 1221
  • King Steven V Hungary, 1272
  • Pope Callistus III, 1458
  • Anne Hathaway, 1623
  • Ben Jonson, 1637
  • Diego Velasquez , 1660
  • Judge Joseph Force Crater disappears, 1930
  • Preston Sturges, 1959
  • Sir Cedric Hardwicke, 1964
  • Everett Sloane, 1965
  • Fulgencio Batista , 1973
  • Gregor Piatigorsky, 1976
  • Edward Durell Stone, 1978
  • Pope Paul VI, 1978
  • William Schroeder, 1986
  • Harry Reasoner, 1991
  • Rick James, 2004
  • Marvin Hamlisch, 2012

Today's Events:

  • 1744 - First Shakers arrive in New York from Liverpool, England.
  • 1762 - Earl of Sandwich invents the sandwich at 5 a.m.
  • 1806 - Following the abdication of Emperor Francis II, The Holy Roman Empire officially ends.
  • 1889 - Savoy Hotel opens in London.
  • 1890 - First execution by electric chair at Auburn Prison, N.Y.- mistress axe-murderer William Kemmler.
  • 1896 - Madagascar declared a French Colony.
  • 1914 - Austria declares war on Russia, Serbia on Germany, WW1.
  • 1926 - Gertrude Ederle becomes first woman to swim English Channel; beats all men for fastest time.
  • 1940 - Italian invasion of North Africa starts in British Somaliland. WWII
  • 1945 - U.S. bombs Hiroshima with first nuclear weapon code-named Little Boy-155,200 killed.
  • 1991 - World wide web, invented by Tim Berners-Lee, becomes available to the public, changing the world as we knew it.
  • 1996 - Nasa says there may be life on Mars after examining a Martian meteorite discovered in Antarctica.
  • 2009 - £40 million in diamond jewellery stolen by armed gang at Graff Jewellers, Bond Street London; Britain's biggest gem robbery.
  • 2011 - Shooting of drug dealer by police in Tottenham, North London sparks five days of widespread rioting, looting and arson across England; 2,797 arrests.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Pope Sixtus II (died today A.D. 258)

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Bolivia (1825), Jamaica (1962)
  • Feast of the Transfiguration

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • Japanese visit graves of ancestors mid August
  • GANESHA CHATURTHI, Hindu Festival of the Elephant God end of August
  • FRIENDSHIP DAY - first Sunday in August in USA

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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