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Thursday August 6, 2020

August 6: Day of the Week

August 6, 2020 was the 219th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 147 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.

August 2020
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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)

  • 1506
    The Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Crimean Khanate in the Battle of Kletsk
  • 1862
    American Civil War: the Confederate ironclad Ship CSS is scuttled on the Mississippi River after suffering damage in a battle with USS Essex near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 1914
    World War I: Serbia declares war on Germany; Austria declares war on Russia.
  • 1926
    Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.
  • 1930
    Judge Joseph Force Crater steps into a taxi in New York and disappears never to be seen again.
  • 1942
    Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands becomes the first reigning queen to address a joint session of the United States Congress.
  • 1960
    Cuban Revolution: Cuba nationalizes American and foreign-owned property in the nation.
  • 1965
    US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law.
  • 1986
    A 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.
  • 1993
    Heavy rains and debris kill 72 in the Kagoshima and Aira areas of Kyūshū, Japan.

Who were born on August 6?

  • 1697
    Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1745)
  • 1775
    Daniel O'Connell, Irish politician (d. 1847)
  • 1918
    Norman Granz, American record producer (d. 2001)
  • 1934
    Billy Boston, Welsh rugby league footballer
  • 1949
    Alan Campbell, Northern Irish clergyman
  • 1951
    Daryl Somers, Australian television personality
  • 1964
    Gary Valenciano, Filipino singer
  • 1965
    Juliane Köhler, German actress
  • 1974
    Bobby Petta, Dutch footballer
  • 1982
    Romola Garai, British actress and model

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