August 6: Day of the Week
August 6, 2020 is the 219th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 147 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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August 6 Historical Event(s)
- 1661The Treaty of The Hague is signed by Portugal and the Dutch Republic.
- 1787Sixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States are delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
- 1819Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.
- 1825Bolivia gains independence from Spain.
- 1912The Bull Moose Party meets at the Chicago Coliseum.
- 1914World War I: First Battle of the Atlantic – two days after the United Kingdom had declared war on Germany over the German invasion of Belgium, ten German U-boats leave their base in Helgoland to attack Royal Navy warships in the North Sea.
- 1926Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
- 1926Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.
- 1964Prometheus, a bristlecone pine and the world’s oldest tree, is cut down.
- 1988The Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City spurs a reform of the NYPD, held responsible for the event.
Who were born on August 6?
- 1619Barbara Strozzi (baptized), Italian singer and composer (d. 1677)
- 1912Richard C. Miller, American photographer (d. 2010)
- 1920Ella Raines, American actress (d. 1988)
- 1945Andy Messersmith, American baseball player
- 1974Luis Vizcaino, Dominican baseball player
- 1976Melissa George, Australian actress
- 1982Kevin van der Perren, Belgian figure skater
- 1982Romola Garai, British actress and model
- 1983C. J. Mosley, American football player
- 1985Garrett Weber-Gale, American swimmer
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