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August 6th, 2001 (August 06 2001)EventWhite House briefing entitled Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S. delivered to George W. Bush. This document foreshadowed the September 11, 2001 attacks.George W. Bush Quotes
August 6th, 2000 (August 06 2000)EventThe Roman Catholic Church s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, under Prefect Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, publishes Dominus Iesus, notable for its lack of the filioque clause in the Latin text of the Nicene Creed.
August 6th, 1997 (August 06 1997)EventKorean Air Flight 801, a Boeing 747-300, crashes into the jungle on Guam on approach to airport, killing 228.
August 6th, 1996 (August 06 1996)EventNASA announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms.
August 6th, 1993 (August 06 1993)EventAccording to Japanese government and Tokyo Broadcasting System networks report, heavy massive rain and debris blow occurred at widely Kagoshima and Aira area, Kyushu, Japan, killing 72.
August 6th, 1991 (August 06 1991)EventTim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Weborn in WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.
August 6th, 1991 (August 06 1991)EventDoi Takako, chair of the Social Democratic Party (Japan), becomes Japan s first female speaker of the House of Representatives.
August 6th, 1990 (August 06 1990)EventGulf War: The United Nations Security Council orders a global trade embargo against Iraq in response to Iraq s invasion of Kuwait.
August 6th, 1986 (August 06 1986)EventA low-pressure system that redeveloped off the New South Wales coast dumps a record 328 millimeters (13 inches) of rain in a day on Sydney.
August 6th, 1976 (August 06 1976)EventZulfikar Ali Bhutto lays foundation-stone of Port Qasim, Karachi.
August 6th, 1966 (August 06 1966)EventBraniff Airlines Flight 250 crashes in Falls City, NE killing all 42 on board.
August 6th, 1965 (August 06 1965)EventUS President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into United States law.Lyndon Johnson Quotes
August 6th, 1964 (August 06 1964)EventPrometheus, the world s oldest tree, is cut down.
August 6th, 1962 (August 06 1962)EventJamaica becomes independent.
August 6th, 1961 (August 06 1961)EventCosmonaut Gherman Titov makes the second successful manned orbital flight for the (USSR.
August 6th, 1960 (August 06 1960)EventCuban Revolution: In response to a United States embargo, Cuba nationalizes American and foreign-owned property in the nation.
August 6th, 1960 (August 06 1960)EventUSA The Highest Ever Parachute jump was Made by Joe Kittinger in Excelsior III at 100,000Ft (31KM/23Mi) and lasted for 15 Minutes and 3 Seconds.
August 6th, 1958 (August 06 1958)EventSports: Australian runner Herb Elliot broke the world record for the mile at the Morton Stadium in Dublin, in a time of 3:54.5.
August 6th, 1956 (August 06 1956)EventAfter going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network has its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena.
August 6th, 1945 (August 06 1945)EventWorld War II: Hiroshima is devastated when an atomic bomb, "Little Boy", is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people were killed instantly, and some tens of thousands died in subsequent years due to burns and radiation poisoning.
August 6th, 1942 (August 06 1942)EventQueen Wilhelmina is the first reigning queen to address a joint session of the United States Congress.
August 6th, 1931 (August 06 1931)EventBix Beiderbecke dies at age 28 of an Alcohol seizure.
August 6th, 1926 (August 06 1926)EventGertrude Ederle becomes first woman to swim across the English Channel.
August 6th, 1926 (August 06 1926)EventIn New York, the Warner Brothers Vitaphone system premieres with the movie Don Juan starring John Barrymore.
August 6th, 1926 (August 06 1926)EventHarry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.Harry Houdini Quotes
August 6th, 1923 (August 06 1923)EventHenry Sullivan swims the English Channel.
August 6th, 1917 (August 06 1917)EventWorld War I: The Battle of Marasesti between the Romanian and German armies begins.
August 6th, 1915 (August 06 1915)EventWorld War I: Battle of Sari BairThe Allies mount a diversionary attack timed to coincide with a major Allied landing of reinforcements at Suvla Bay.
August 6th, 1914 (August 06 1914)EventWorld War I: First Battle of the AtlanticTwo days after the United Kingdom declared war on Germany over the German invasion of Belgium, ten German U-boats leave their base in Heligoland to attack Royal Navy warships in the North Sea.
August 6th, 1914 (August 06 1914)EventWorld War I: Serbia declares war on Germany; Austria declares war on Russia.
August 6th, 1914 (August 06 1914)EventDenis Patrick Dowd Jr. enlists in the French Foreign Legion, becoming the first American to fight in World War I.
August 6th, 1912 (August 06 1912)EventThe Bull Moose Party meets at the Chicago Coliseum.
August 6th, 1909 (August 06 1909)EventAlice Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip.
August 6th, 1901 (August 06 1901)EventKiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation.
August 6th, 1890 (August 06 1890)EventAt Auburn Prison in New York, murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair.
August 6th, 1870 (August 06 1870)EventFranco-Prussian War: Battle of W?rth is fought, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory.
August 6th, 1862 (August 06 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: The Confederate ironclad CSS Arkansas is scuttled on the Mississippi River after suffering damage in a battle with USS Essex near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
August 6th, 1861 (August 06 1861)EventBritish annexation of Lagos, Nigeria.
August 6th, 1845 (August 06 1845)EventRussian Geographical Society is founded in Saint Petersburg.
August 6th, 1825 (August 06 1825)EventBolivia gains independence from Spain.
August 6th, 1819 (August 06 1819)EventNorwich University founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.
August 6th, 1806 (August 06 1806)EventFrancis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates, thus ending the Holy Roman Empire.
August 6th, 1787 (August 06 1787)EventSixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States are delivered to the Constitutional Convention.
August 6th, 1661 (August 06 1661)EventTreaty of The Hague is signed by Portugal and the Dutch Republic.
August 6th, 1538 (August 06 1538)EventBogota, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada.

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