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Saturday August 6, 2022

August 6: Day of the Week

August 6, 2022 is the 218th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 147 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1914
    World 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.
  • 1926
    In New York City, the Warner Brothers’ Vitaphone system premieres with the movie Don Juan starring John Barrymore.
  • 1930
    Judge Joseph Force Crater steps into a taxi in New York and disappears never to be seen again.
  • 1965
    US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law.
  • 1988
    The Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City spurs a reform of the NYPD, held responsible for the event.
  • 1991
    Doi Takako, chair of the Social Democratic Party, becomes Japan’s first female speaker of the House of Representatives.
  • 1991
    Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.
  • 1993
    Heavy rains and debris kill 72 in the Kagoshima and Aira areas of Kyūshū, Japan.
  • 2008
    A military junta led by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz stages a coup d'état in Mauritania, overthrowing president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi.
  • 2011
    A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38.

Who were born on August 6?

  • 1877
    Wallace H. White, Jr., American politician (d. 1952)
  • 1886
    Edward Ballantine, American composer (d. 1971)
  • 1908
    Lajos Vajda, Hungarian painter (d. 1941)
  • 1916
    Richard Hofstadter, American historian (d. 1970)
  • 1945
    Andy Messersmith, American baseball player
  • 1957
    Bob Horner, American baseball player
  • 1972
    Ray Lucas, American Football player
  • 1973
    Monica Goodling, American George W. Bush Administration appointee
  • 1977
    Leandro Amaral, Brazilian footballer
  • 1985
    Bafétimbi Gomis, French footballer

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