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Sunday August 6, 2023

August 6: Day of the Week

August 6, 2023 is the 218th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 147 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1538
    Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: The bloody Battle of Oriskany prevents American relief of the Siege of Fort Stanwix.
  • 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.
  • 1901
    Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation.
  • 1912
    The Bull Moose Party meets at the Chicago Coliseum.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law.
  • 1976
    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto lays the foundation stone of Port Qasim, Karachi.

Who were born on August 6?

  • 1910
    Charles Crichton, British film director (d. 1999)
  • 1952
    Vinnie Vincent, American musician (Kiss)
  • 1955
    Rusty Magee, American composer (d. 2003)
  • 1963
    Charles Ingram, British game show contestant
  • 1964
    Moosie Drier, American actor and director
  • 1974
    Bobby Petta, Dutch footballer
  • 1977
    Leandro Amaral, Brazilian footballer
  • 1977
    Luciano Zavagno, Argentine footballer
  • 1980
    András Horváth, Hungarian footballer
  • 2001
    Ty Simpkins, American actor

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