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Tuesday August 6, 2019

August 6: Day of the Week

August 6, 2019 was the 218th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 147 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: The bloody Battle of Oriskany prevents American relief of the Siege of Fort Stanwix.
  • 1825
    Bolivia gains independence from Spain.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    World War I: Battle of Mărăşeşti between the Romanian and German armies begins.
  • 1926
    Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.
  • 1926
    In New York City, the Warner Brothers’ Vitaphone system premieres with the movie Don Juan starring John Barrymore.
  • 1945
    World War II: Hiroshima is devastated when the atomic bomb “Little Boy” is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    A military junta led by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz stages a coup d'état in Mauritania, overthrowing president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi.

Who were born on August 6?

  • 1619
    Barbara Strozzi (baptized), Italian singer and composer (d. 1677)
  • 1911
    Norman Gordon, South African cricketer
  • 1960
    Dale Ellis, American basketball player
  • 1962
    Marc Lavoine, French singer and actor
  • 1965
    Juliane Köhler, German actress
  • 1967
    Mike Greenberg, American sportscaster
  • 1972
    Geri Halliwell, British singer (Spice Girls)
  • 1974
    Alvin Williams, American basketball player
  • 1974
    Ever Carradine, American actress
  • 1982
    Adrianne Curry, American model and reality television personality

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